South Dundas receives $50K grant from Federation of Canadian Municipalities

OTTAWA – The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and the Government of Canada announced more than $4.5 million for 109 initiatives across the country through three programs: the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP) and the Green Municipal Fund (GMF).

According to a release from the FCM, the Municipality of South Dundas is receiving $50,000 for a roads needs study and asset management software plan. The funds will are coming from the FCM’s federally-funded Municipal Asset Management Program.

The MAMP is designed to help Canadian municipalities strengthen infrastructure investment decisions based on sound asset management practices. The program provides asset management training, funding and information sharing to enable municipalities to access the data needed to plan effectively. MAMP is a five-year, $50-million program, delivered by the FCM and funded by the Government of Canada.

“Today’s announcement highlights how municipal leaders across Canada are innovating to build more sustainable, resilient and livable communities. Thanks to our partnership with the Government of Canada, our programs support local solutions with national impact, contributing to infrastructure renewal and our transition to a low-carbon economy,” said FCM president Vicki-May Hamm.

South Dundas’ asset management plan was identified during the 2018 municipal election campaign by mayor-elect Steven Byvelds as an issue that needs to be addressed during the upcoming term of council.