Program Information

Municipal Sustainability Initiative – Operating


Since 2007, municipalities have been allocated a total of $430 million in Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) Operating funding to meet the demands of growth, address local infrastructure needs, and enhance municipal sustainability.

All municipalities in Alberta i.e., city, town, village, summer village, specialized municipality, municipal district, improvement district, special area, Metis Settlement and the Townsite of Redwood Meadows Administration Society, are eligible for MSI Operating funding based on their grant allocation.

To receive MSI Operating funding, a single operating spending plan is required and must be approved by the Minister of Municipal Affairs. The operating spending plan must reflect eligible expenses. These include those related to: planning, capacity building, municipal services, assistance to non-profit organizations; eligible costs must be for the purpose of providing good government, maintaining facilities or other activities/services that are necessary or desirable for all or part of the municipality, or to support the development and maintenance of safe and viable communities.

Budget 2017-18: $30 million 


Calendar Deadlines

  • Reporting Deadline
    [ 01-May-2017 ]


ContactContact Information

For more information, please contact Municipal Assessment and Grants at 780-422-7125.