Over $800,000 was allocated for 17 new municipal projects in Saskatchewan through the Targeted Sector Support (TSS) Initiative, announced on Tuesday by the Government of Saskatchewan. This program covers up to 75 per cent of eligible project costs, as projects are selected under one of four different funding streams.

The RM of Kindersley saw one of the biggest investments locally. They were just one RM that will be receiving $93,750 through the "Regional Cooperation" TSS funding stream, for their "Central Saskatchewan Municipal Engagement and Asset Mapping Platform" project. 

The full list of local projects are as follows.

Recipient Number of Community Partners Project Name TSS Funding Stream TSS Contribution
Town of Kyle 1 Urban and Rural Asset Management Plan Capacity Building $52,500
R.M. of Eye Hill No. 382 4 Northwest Saskatchewan Municipal Engagement and Asset Mapping Platform Project Capacity Building $93,750
R.M. of Kindersley No. 290 4 Central Saskatchewan Municipal Engagement and Asset Mapping Platform Project Regional Cooperation $93,750
Town of Eston 1 Joint Emergency Measures Plan Regional Cooperation $6,000
R.M. of Milton No. 292 2 Feasibility study for the creation of a municipal district Municipal Transition $56,250

The projects in Kyle, and the RM of Milton were both highlighted in the government release. The two other projects mentioned were a zoning/building plan for communities neighbouring the RM of Emerald, and also money for Governance training for the R.M. of Lajord and R.M. of Edenwold.

Several of the projects have local ties, as the TSS Initiative, "provides cost-shared grants to support inter-community collaboration on projects that promote good governance, build capacity, and foster regional cooperation". The recent round of TSS funding came after 50 communities had their projects approved following the Fall 2023 intake.

"Cooperation is integral to the success of Saskatchewan's communities," Government Relations Minister Don McMorris said. "Our government is proud to support the TSS Initiative and the hard work of our municipal partners, who are dedicated to improving the lives of their citizens through these important regional projects."

Find more quotes from Urban Municipalities President Randy Goulden, and Rural Municipalities President Ray Orb in the full government release.