Funding Program


The Municipal Coal Transition Assistance Program was developed by the Province of Saskatchewan as part of its plan to support communities while they transition from coal-based industries to other economic possibilities. 

This program supports municipalities and businesses in the southeast transition region of Saskatchewan and is designed to attract investment and advance economic development and diversification opportunities in the area. Eligible applications must focus on the creation, support, expansion or improvement of jobs in the local community. 

Applications will be reviewed in a timely manner by the Municipal Coal Transition Committee, which is comprised of representatives from City of Estevan, R.M. of Estevan, R.M. of Coalfields, and the Town of Bienfait.

Grant Application Eligibility

Applications are being accepted on a quarterly basis until March 10, 2023 or until such time as funds in the program are no longer available. Applicants may only apply to the program once per calendar year.  A decision on applications may be rendered within six (6) weeks. Review all Application Guidelines carefully to minimize delays.

Applications will be accepted on or before the following intake dates:

  • December 10, 2021 by 5 pm CST
  • March 11, 2022 by 5 pm CST
  • June 10, 2022 by 5 pm CST
  • September 9, 2022 by 5 pm CST
  • December 9, 2022 by 5 pm CST
  • March 10, 2023 by 5 pm CST
Program Updates

This application period ends December 10, 2021 at 5pm CST. Refer to the Application Guidelines for details about the full application process. 

If you have questions, please email or phone, 306-634-2224.