FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 20, 2020
MPP Will Bouma Kicks Off 2020 with Community Infrastructure Funding
Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund invests $4.5 million in infrastructure projects in
Brantford – Brant
BRANTFORD – The Ontario government is making another investment 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.
This year, Brantford-Brant will receive more than $4.5 million across the municipalities to address their local community infrastructure needs.
“I am proud to see our government supporting our local municipalities by creating jobs, attracting economic growth and investment, and helping to make our community the best place to live, work and raise a family,” said Brantford-Brant MPP Will Bouma. “This funding will help build and repair roads, bridges, water and wastewater infrastructure in our community.”
Total investment in communities under the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund across Brantford- Brant are as follows:
City of Brantford – $3,456,359.00
County of Brant – $1097,617.00
Total for riding – $4,553,976.00
This funding is a part of Ontario’s approximately $200 million commitment to 424 communities addressing their core infrastructure projects and asset management planning needs in 2020.
“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.”
Recognizing that municipalities have different infrastructure needs, the province uses a straightforward and transparent formula that examines various social and economic factors to determine funding allocations across the province.
- 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.
For more information, contact MPP Bouma at 519-759-0361 or [email protected]