Federal Gas Tax Fund

The Canada-Manitoba Gas Tax Agreement signed in November 2005, committed $167.3 million in federal gas tax revenues to Manitoba municipalities between 2005 and 2009 for environmentally sustainable municipal infrastructure. A further $267.6 million was provided through a four-year extension to the gas tax program starting in 2010.

In March 2014, Canada and Manitoba signed a new 10-year (2014-2023) Administrative Agreement for the transfer of Federal Gas Tax Funds. The new Agreement replaces the previous Gas Tax Agreements that expired March 31, 2014.

Manitoba's allocation will total over $716 million over the next 10 years.

The funding formula used to distribute gas tax funds is as follows:

  • 90% will be allocated to all municipalities on a per capita basis;
  • 9.5% will be allocated to the transit communities of Winnipeg and Brandon on a per capita basis;
  • 0.25% will be allocated for the application-based Small Communities Transportation Fund; and
  • 0.25% will be allocated to Manitoba's administration expenses.

Manitoba’s municipalities, using their federal Gas Tax Funds (GTF), contribute to the three national program objectives: productivity and economic growth, clean environment, and strong cities and communities.

GTF Outcomes Reports

As part of the reporting requirements under the current GTF agreement, Manitoba provides outcomes reports to the federal government, which report in aggregate, on the degree to which investments are supporting the progress towards achieving the following three program benefits:

  1. Beneficial impacts on communities of completed eligible projects
  2. Enhanced impact of GTF as a predictable source of funding including incrementality
  3. Progress made on improving local government planning and asset management

Outcomes Report 2018 includes data from projects completed between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2016.

Historical Reports