The Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI)
Alberta’s municipalities are strong, vibrant places to live, work and raise a family. In 2007, the $11.3 billion MSI program was announced to provide predictable, sustainable funding for our province’s municipal infrastructure projects to keep our municipalities strong.
Since 2007, Alberta’s municipalities have been allocated $4.8 billion in MSI funding. This has meant communities across Alberta have been able to build or upgrade their public transit vehicles and facilities, recreation and sport facilities, roadways and bridges, and storm sewer systems, to name a few key projects chosen locally, based on priorities.
This website is dedicated to telling your community MSI story – and increasing the profile of the projects that are making Alberta’s communities even greater places to live.
On November 7, 2013, government tabled the latest Results-Based Budgeting Report to Albertans. The report highlights some key findings and recommendations for each line of business reviewed during Cycle 1 of the results-based budgeting (RBB) process, including the Municipalities and Regional Planning line of business, which included the MSI. Recommended changes from this review will streamline existing programs, reduce overlap and duplication, and increase flexibility. Recommendations on municipal grant programs remain subject to the government decision process and approval.
- The Results-Based Budgeting Report to Albertans
- Questions and answers about recommended changes to municipal grant programs
For More Information
If you have questions about the MSI program, we'd like to hear from you. For program-specific inquiries, please email:
- For MSI Capital Grants: firstname.lastname@example.org
- For MSI Operating Grants: email@example.com
To ask about the communications activities or to share an MSI success story from your community email:
Meadows Recreation Centre, Library and Park - Edmonton
A new community hub in Edmonton's southeast is taking shape and will include park space, a community recreation centre and a new library.
Lethbridge Enmax Centre
Thanks in part to funding from the Municipal Sustainability Initiative, Lethbridge residents and visitors are enjoying a renovated and expanded recreation centre.