The Manitoba government is investing an additional $2.5 million to establish the Manitoba Trails Strategic Fund in order to help create, maintain and expand recreational trails across the province.
Steinbach will be receiving provincial funding to address the housing needs of vulnerable Manitobans and help protect them through affordable housing initiatives. Grant funding will be split up between 10 municipalities throughout the province and will total $12 million.
The Manitoba government is investing $6 million for the creation of new Arts and Culture Sustainability Funds to provide financial support for Manitoba’s art and culture sector, which has been significantly impacted throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Manitoba government is investing $50,000 for two initiatives that support and encourage women pursuing non-traditional career options, including a program that focuses on increasing Indigenous women’s representation.
Manitoba’s public schools system will see another increase in the Funding of Schools Program for the 2021-22 school year of $20.8 million, or 1.56 per cent, for a total $1.35 billion, the highest total investment in Manitoba’s history.
Two local goups, one in Steinbach and the other in Niverville, will receive funding from Farm Credit Canada (FCC) as part of its FCC AgriSpirit Fund. In total, $1.5 million will be going to 92 community groups across Canada to support rural capital projects.
The governments of Canada and Manitoba will invest up to $2.5 million cost-shared funding under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership program to support new technologies in Merit Functional Foods’ new state-of-the-art, 94,000-sq.-ft. plant protein production facility in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
The Manitoba government is investing more than $85,000 from the proceeds of crime in safety and crime prevention programs for three communities in southern Manitoba and the surrounding region.
The Seine Rat Roseau Watershed District in southeast Manitoba is part of a $5.6 million funding program by the province to ensure the health and sustainability of the province’s watersheds for future generations.