The provincial budget last week brought some extra cash to the Town of High River.

CAO Chris Prosser says it was unexpected.

"In the operating budget we saw the operating funds double from $105,000 approximately to $210,000 for the town of High River."

MSI, or the Municipal Sustainability Initiative, is transitioning to a new program, the Local Government Fiscal Framework.

"The Alberta Municipal Association has been lobbying hard with funding through the LGFF as it transitions from the MSI, so they have been lobbying hard to have secure and stable funding for municipalities and I think this is a kind of a sign that we're going to see some of that stable funding moving forward in the future," Prosser says.

He says officials were surprised by the extra money, so it's not known exactly how it'll be used.