RMA’s input focuses on rural funding priorities linked to four themes
The RMA has submitted
input to the Government of Alberta related to planning for Budget 2024
. As rural municipalities have a unique role in supporting economic growth and unique responsibilities over massive land areas, provincial budget planning must occur through a rural lens to ensure funding and programming decisions will have equitable impacts in rural areas.
The RMA’s submission
included several recommended budget action items within four themes:
- Rural Municipalities: Unique Challenges, Unique Contributions
- Rural Municipal Infrastructure: Driving Economic Growth
- Rural Community Services: Supporting One Another
- Rural Health, Emergency, and Disaster Services: Safe and Caring Communities
The RMA is hopeful that the recommendations in the submission will inform the Government of Alberta’s work and ensure budget 2024 reflects the importance of rural economic development and strong rural communities.
Director of External Relations & Advocacy