SUMA, in partnership with the Ministry of Environment, is launching a new program to support municipalities closing landfills. Welcome LESA, the Landfill Environmental Site Assessment Program that will provide funding to municipalities conducting Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) for closed or closing landfills.
LESA will provide grants for up to 10 environmental site assessments, with each grant covering up to $22,500 of the cost of completing an assessment. The program is open to urban, rural, and northern municipalities in Saskatchewan that have applied to the Ministry's Environmental Protection Branch to close their landfill.
Applications for the grant program will be accepted later this summer, with more information on how to apply to come.