Released on January 9, 2023
62 communities to receive funding for new projects
Speed display signs, crosswalks and other enhancements to pedestrian safety are among the initiatives benefiting communities from the latest round of grants from Saskatchewan's Provincial Traffic Safety Fund.
Sixty-five projects in 62 Saskatchewan communities were approved for Provincial Traffic Safety Fund Grants. Communities will receive grants ranging from $1,396 to $100,000 for a total of $1,033,132.
The funding will help install signage at intersections and school zones and improve pedestrian safety in rural, urban and Indigenous communities across the province.
A full list of approved projects and grant amounts is attached.
"I'd like to thank all communities for submitting applications, and for their commitment to safety in our province," Minister Responsible for SGI Don Morgan said. "I'm pleased we're able to support an additional 65 projects to increase traffic and pedestrian safety across Saskatchewan."
Provincial Traffic Safety Fund Grants are awarded to communities twice a year, using proceeds from Photo Speed Enforcement.
A total of 557 community traffic safety projects have been funded, totaling more than $7.2 million, since the Provincial Traffic Safety Fund was established in 2019.
Eligible traffic safety initiatives must focus on one of the following priority areas: speeding, impaired driving, distracted driving, occupant protection or intersection safety.
Applications are reviewed by a committee made up of representatives from the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association, the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities, the Prince Albert Grand Council, the Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Highways and SGI.
The Provincial Traffic Safety Fund Grant Program is currently accepting applications for the next round of funding. The deadline for the next round of applications is March 31, 2023. For more information, visit SGI's website: https://www.sgi.sk.ca/community-grants-programs.
For more information, contact:Tyler McMurchy