Strategic Transportation Infrastructure Program (STIP)

Municipalities can apply for funding for projects to develop and maintain local transportation infrastructure.

Services and information

  • Municipalities can apply for funding for rehabilitation and improvement of community-owned, public-use airports.
  • Municipalities can apply for funding for rehabilitation and maintenance of bridges on municipal roads.
  • Municipalities can apply for funding to build or improve road infrastructure that supports industrial growth.
  • Municipalities can apply for funding for priority local transportation infrastructure projects.

Important dates

Application status: Open until November 30 for funding in the following year
Ministry responsible: Alberta Transportation

Overview

The Strategic Transportation Infrastructure Program (STIP) provides funding to municipalities under 4 funding streams:

The program goals are to:

  • improve accessibility and the movement of goods and people
  • increase the capacity of municipal transportation infrastructure to support economic growth
  • enhance safety and efficiency
  • extend the service life of key transportation infrastructure

Funding

Program funding is determined each budget cycle. Private sector contractors and suppliers must be used to carry out all work.

Eligible applicants can also apply for federal funding to support local transportation infrastructure projects through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program – Rural and Northern Communities stream.

Funding streams at glance

Funding stream Stream priorities Funding level

Community Airport Program

Rehabilitation and improvement of community-owned public-use airports

75% provincial contribution for eligible project costs

25% municipal contribution for eligible project costs

For runway extensions, the costs are shared:

  • 1/3 provincial contribution for eligible projects costs
  • 1/3 municipal contribution for eligible project costs
  • 1/3 industry contribution for eligible project costs

Local Road Bridge Program

Rehabilitation and maintenance of bridges and bridge-sized culverts on municipal roads

75% provincial contribution for eligible costs

25% municipal contribution for eligible costs

Resource Road Program

Build or improve road infrastructure that supports industrial and economic growth

50% provincial contribution for eligible costs of up to a maximum of $3 million per project

50% from municipal and private sector sources:

  • Municipalities are encouraged to provide 25% of the funding required and get a 25% contribution from the private sector that will benefit from the project.

Local Municipal Initiatives

Local transportation infrastructure projects

The level of cost-sharing for provincial and municipal contributions varies based on the project.

Eligibility

Proposed projects are reviewed to ensure they meet program criteria. Projects are then rated on a province-wide, competitive basis and evaluated on:

  • basic need
  • safety
  • functionality
  • impacts on the overall transportation network
  • the current condition of the infrastructure
  • total traffic volumes
  • truck traffic volumes
  • cost effectiveness and efficiency
  • collaboration or partnership with industry or other municipalities or Métis Settlements
  • economic, social, environmental or innovation benefits
  • use of alternate sources to fund the project (federal or private investment)

Grant recipients

Community Airport Program grants to municipalities

Local Municipal Initiatives grants to municipalities

Local Road Bridge Program grants to municipalities

Resource Road Program grants to municipalities

Contact

For more information about the Strategic Transportation Infrastructure Program, find your region by checking the Municipalities, Locations and Corresponding Alberta Transportation Regions list (PDF, 608 KB), then contact the Infrastructure Manager in your local Alberta Transportation Regional Office:

Central Region

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 403-340-5166
Fax: 403-340-4810

Address:
Infrastructure Manager
4th Floor, Provincial Building
4920 51 Street
Red Deer, Alberta T4N 6K8
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North Central Region

Hours: 8:15 am to 12:00 pm and 1 pm to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-674-4700
Fax: 780-674-8383

Address:
Infrastructure Manager
4513 62 Avenue
Barrhead, Alberta T7N 1A5
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Peace Region

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-624-6280
Fax: 780-624-2440

Address:
Infrastructure Manager
1st Floor, Provincial Building 
9621 96 Avenue
Peace River, Alberta T8S 1T4
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Southern Region

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 403-381-5426

Address:
Infrastructure Manager
3rd Floor, Administration Building
909 3 Avenue North
Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 0H5
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