Municipal Sustainability Initiative

The Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) supports municipalities to manage growth pressures and become sustainable with public infrastructure and operating funding. Municipalities determine projects and activities to be funded by MSI based on local priorities within the general criteria set out in the program guidelines and are encouraged to take a long-term approach to planning for capital projects. Each municipality receives an annual capital and operating allocation.


Funding varies per municipality and it can be used for:

  • Capital Projects – Roads, bridges, public transit, sport/recreation facilities, community centres, water and wastewater systems, solid waste management facilities and equipment, and emergency services.
  • Operating Expenses – General administration, governance, planning and development, municipal facility operations, environmental sustainability, public security, maintenance of core infrastructure, and capacity building.

How to apply

Rolling intake for municipalities in Alberta, Métis settlements and The Townsite of Redwood Meadows Administration Society.

More info on the Municipal Sustainability Initiative




Rolling intake