The Ministry of Community and Rural Development provides funding to local
governments in a number of different ways. Below is provides a
brief outline of the Ministry's grant programs for local
government as they relate to restructure.
For more detailed information on funding for local governments please
consult the Local Government Grants Act and regulations. Hard
copies of these publications may be obtained by contacting
at (250) 386-4636.
A listing of all conditional and unconditional
local government grants
offered by the Ministry is also available. A complete
listing of grants available to local governments is available
Restructuring Assistance Program
There are three types of restructuring assistance grants under this program:
Restructure Planning Grants are provided to
assist communities wishing to study the implications of municipal
incorporation / restructure and to undertake the associated public
consultation process. There is a maximum grant of $40,000 per project.
Municipal Restructure Assistance Grants are provided to assist communities
which are in favour of incorporation/restructure. The grant amount is based
on population. Transitional assistance is also provided to help with
police costs where the new or restructured municipality has over
5,000 people. A parallel program from the Ministry of Transportation
provides transitional assistance to municipalities
who assume responsibility for roads.
Restructure Implementation Grants are
provided to assist communities with the implementation of incorporations,
restructures, and significant changes in local service structure, such as
interim administration or transfer of improvement districts to local
For more information: Contact the
Local Government Structure Branch
at (250) 387-4054.