SIMCOE – Both Haldimand and Norfolk Counties are getting a hand up totalling over $5 million to support work on bridges, roads, water and wastewater infrastructure.

The latest investment is through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) that will see small, rural and northern communities as the beneficiaries. 

This year, Haldimand County will receive $2.636 million while Norfolk will receive $2.557 million to address their local community infrastructure needs. 

“As your MPP, I am upholding my commitment to support our local municipalities by creating jobs, attracting economic growth and investment,” said Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett. “This funding will help build and repair roads, bridges, water and wastewater infrastructure in our community.” 

This funding is a part of Ontario’s approximately $200 million commitment in 2020 to 424 communities addressing their core infrastructure projects and asset management planning. 

“This investment provides the predictable and stable infrastructure funding small, rural and northern municipalities have asked for,” said Laurie Scott, Minister of Infrastructure. “With this OCIF funding we are working directly with our municipal partners to deliver community infrastructure.” 

QUICK FACTS

  • The Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund provides stable and predictable funding for communities with populations under 100,000, along with all rural and northern communities.
  • Approximately $200 million in formula-based funding was allocated to small, rural and northern communities for 2019. Municipalities may accumulate their formula funding for up to five years to address larger infrastructure projects.
  • Ontario also provides funding to communities through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP), a $30-billion, 10-year infrastructure program cost-shared between federal, provincial and municipal governments. Ontario’s share per project will be up to 33.33 per cent, or $10.2 billion spread across four streams: Rural and Northern, Public Transit, Green, and Community, Culture and Recreation.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES — Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund recipients [LINK]

For more information, please contact MPP Toby Barrett at 519-428-0446, 905-765-8413 or 1-800-903-8629