News release

39 Projects Approved for Beautification and Community Works Programs

Funding from two provincial programs will help municipalities create beautiful, inviting spaces and provide opportunities for people to work within their communities.

Through the Beautification and Streetscaping Program, 29 projects that enhance the beauty of communities will share a total of $557,000. Projects include accessible washroom facilities, bike racks, benches and signs.

Ten projects will receive about $198,000 through the Community Works Program. The program creates job opportunities for unemployed people to gain skills and experience in their fields. Jobs include municipal planner, youth ambassador and summer recreation co-ordinator.

“As we welcome visitors back to our province, these investments in beautification will help make our communities more vibrant, foster local pride, attract tourists and encourage economic development,” said Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister John Lohr. “The Community Works Program allows municipalities to hire youth and other interested individuals who want to work on community-focused projects, providing them with valuable work experience where they live.”

Quotes:

We are pleased to receive funding for wayfinding signage through the Beautification and Streetscaping Program, and funding for planning team staffing for MODL2040, our municipality-wide planning project, through the Community Works Program. These programs are important funding sources for the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg, and we appreciate the province’s commitment to supporting municipalities. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson, Mayor, Municipality of the District of Lunenburg

Quick Facts:

  • both programs are application-based
  • both programs fund up to 50 per cent of the costs of eligible municipal projects to a maximum of $25,000

Additional Resources:

A full list of Beautification and Streetscaping Program projects is available at: https://beta.novascotia.ca/documents/beautification-and-streetscaping-program-grant-recipients-2022

A full list of Community Works Program projects is available at: https://beta.novascotia.ca/documents/community-works-program-grant-recipients-2022

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