MPP Will Bouma Announces Ontario Community Infrastructure Funding

Will Bouma

Province investing $4.5 Million for infrastructure projects in Brantford-Brant

NEWS February 3, 2021

BRANTFORD – The Ontario government is providing funding for infrastructure projects in small, rural and northern communities through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF). Ontario continues to support municipalities as they build and repair roads, bridges, water and wastewater infrastructure.

In 2021, Brantford-Brant will receive more than $4.5M across 2 municipalities 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, and making our community the best place to live and grow”, said MPP Will Bouma. “This funding will help build and repair roads, bridges, water and wastewater infrastructure in our community.”

Total investment in communities across Brantford-Brant are as follows:

MunicipalityOCIF Allocation 2021
City of Brantford $3,456,359.00
County of Brant $1,097,617.00
Total for Riding: $4,553,976.00

“The City of Brantford is grateful for the Province’s ongoing support through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) that we rely on to renew and upgrade the City’s aging infrastructure,” said Mayor Kevin Davis. “This much needed financial support will be allocated to several key projects including, full corridor reconstruction of St. Paul Avenue, Garden Avenue bridge rehabilitation, as well as improvements to roadway systems in the city’s North West Industrial Area. We are thankful to our provincial partners for working closely with us to improve our local assets and infrastructure, and in doing so strengthening our local economy and community.”

The funding above is a part of Ontario’s approximately $200 million commitment to 424 communities to help them address their core infrastructure projects and asset management planning needs in 2021.

“I would like to thank the Province of Ontario for their continued support and funding to address the County of Brant’s infrastructure needs,” said County of Brant Mayor David Bailey. “Reliable infrastructure connects households to clean water and citizens to their places of work and play. Reliable infrastructure is key to the County’s ability to offer a high quality of life for its citizens and to be prime destination for employers.  This year, the funding will be applied to the Laurel Street reconstruction and Powerline Road Bridge. The Province of Ontario’s investment in the County is greatly appreciated.”

“By investing in infrastructure projects across the province, we are strengthening and building communities,” said Laurie Scott, Minister of Infrastructure. “This is part of our ongoing commitment to support small, rural and northern municipalities across Ontario, providing stable funding needed to build long-term economic resilience.”

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 funding was allocated to small, rural and northern communities for 2021. Municipalities may accumulate their OCIF 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 – Datasets – Ontario Data Catalogue

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MEDIA CONTACT
Milan Novakovic
Executive Assistant, Office of Will Bouma
MPP Brantford-Brant
Telephone: (519) 759-0361
Email: [email protected]