Morinville council is chasing a $17 million grant that would cover over half the costs of their new recreation centre.
The asking is a part of Canada’s Infrastructure Plan grant program. Through the program, Alberta is set to receive over $140 million for community and recreation projects in the next 10 years.
Council has expressed their interest in the grant, putting them on a list of potential recipients. However, the provincial and federal governments must agree the project meets the grant’s criteria.
"We felt the need to apply for this and help minimize the impact to the rate payer," said mayor Barry Turner. "Should we receive $17 million, that would without a doubt be a very significant impact for the community and it would really vault the next phase ahead."
Morinville's new recreation facility will include a hockey rink, running track, basketball courts and fitness space.
The total cost is almost $30 million.
Council recently approved a plan to borrow up to $22 million to fund the project. They're also searching for over $6 million in sponsorships.

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