City Reports Positive Year-End Update on Grants and Funding for 2023

The City of St. Catharines reports the successful evaluation, application, and receipt of grants and funding totaling $30,356,614 for 2023. Officals say the funds have played a pivotal role in advancing various projects and initiatives aimed at enhancing the City’s infrastructure, services, and quality of life for residents. Grant opportunities, comprising federal, provincial, and private funding sources, have been pursued by the City’s Grant Committee, which meets regularly to strategize and collaborate on potential opportunities. In 2023 alone, City staff applied for nearly $112 million worth of funding. Of the applications submitted, the City received approval for notable funding including the Streamline Development Approval Fund ($966,696) Next Generation 9-1-1 ($867,150), Combined Sewer Overflow Control Program ($445,486), and funding for the St. Catharines Enterprise Centre ($413,050). Other significant approvals include Digital Main Street ($165,000), Seniors Active Living Centres ($128,100) and the Enabling Accessibility Fund ($100,000), among others. The City says it remains committed to exploring and leveraging grant funding opportunities to support its long-term strategic objectives. Pending grants totaling $11,592,392 are expected to further contribute to City initiatives once finalized