providing small, rural and northern municipalities with stable, annual funding
to build and repair critical infrastructure and help to create jobs across the
Kathleen Wynne and Jeff Leal, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, were
in St. Thomas to announce that the new Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund
will provide $100 million per year in funding for critical road, bridge, water
and wastewater projects.
the funding for the initiative will be allocated annually using a fair and
transparent formula, which recognizes that municipalities have different
infrastructure and fiscal needs. The remaining $50 million will flow through an
application-based process, allowing municipalities to continue partnering with
the province to invest in critical infrastructure projects that will create
jobs and support growth.
Premier also announced that Ontario municipalities can now propose
infrastructure projects to be considered for support through the Small
Communities Fund. Through this fund, Ontario and the federal government will
each provide $272 million to support projects in municipalities with
populations less than 100,000.
Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund is part of the government's comprehensive
plan for a strong Ontario that builds people's talents and skills, builds a
more dynamic business environment, builds new infrastructure and builds a more
secure retirement for Ontarians.