Communities and rural municipalities rely for a portion or their funding on the provincial government through a program of municipal revenue sharing. As costs for materials and labour continue to increase, it’s important that the sources of revenue keep up to growing demands for infrastructure and operations support. It’s why the provincial government says this year’s piece of the revenue pie will be at a record spending value of $340.2 million, an increase of approximately $42.3 million or 14 percent more than the previous year.    

"Our government made the commitment to Saskatchewan communities to create and support a predictable revenue-sharing tool that grows with our province's economy," Premier Scott Moe stated. "With this announcement, more than $4.3 billion in provincial funding has been allocated since 2007 to support the priorities of municipalities." 

A government release states that provincial funding for MRS is based on three quarters of one point of the provincial sales tax revenue collected from two years prior. MRS provides predictable, no-strings-attached funding to municipalities who may allocate those dollars to their budget priorities.   

The Targeted Sector Support Initiative will once again receive a $1.5 million investment from the total MRS program. This initiative is co-managed by the provincial government and municipal partners, investing in projects that advance shared priority areas such as good governance, regional planning, and inter-community collaboration. 

Additional details on the allocations of MRS funding will be available when the provincial budget is released.