The Town of Drumheller is proud to announce it has been awarded grant funding through the provincial Municipal Stimulus Program. This grant funding will be allocated to Drumheller’s Downtown Plaza, complementing the Downtown Area Revitalization Plan (DARP), a 15 year vision and strategy to catalyze the revitalization of downtown Drumheller.
“The past 13 months have been incredibly challenging for Albertans, as well as municipalities,” begins Nate Horner, MLA Drumheller-Stettler. “This program will help drive growth in Drumheller, and other communities across the province. I am proud to share that 29 projects in our constituency of Drumheller-Stettler have been approved, directing millions in investments into our local communities.”
The Municipal Stimulus Program (MSP) was announced by the province in July 2020, with applications coming forward in October. This program provides additional capital infrastructure funding to municipalities with the primary objective to sustain and create local jobs, enhance provincial competitiveness and productivity, position communities to participate in future economic growth, and reduce municipal red-tape to promote job-creating private sector investment. Drumheller was awarded the funding earlier this year.
“We are so thankful for this funding,” shares Mayor Heather Colberg. “Our vision for our downtown is coming together and we are very excited! This funding allocated to the development of our new downtown plaza will help our downtown become the vibrant, welcoming and inclusive area that Drumheller deserves.”
Drumheller was awarded $940,000 through the MSP. Conceptual designs are being worked on already and will be presented to the public this spring for feedback. The construction for the plaza will commence this summer with completion targeted before the end of 2021.