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, Huron Bruce will receive more than $8.8 million across the two counties and 14 municipalities to address their local community infrastructure needs.
“Infrastructure projects are especially important in rural Ontario communities,” said Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson. “This funding will help build and repair roads, bridges, water and wastewater infrastructure in our community.”
Total investment in communities across Huron-Bruce are as follows:
Huron County $2,417,826
Bruce County 660,950
Municipality of Bluewater 286,380
Municipality of Brockton 301,518
Township of North-Huron 316,651
Municipality of Huron-East 431,716
Municipality of South Bruce 432,080
Municipality of Central Huron 483,847
Municipality of South Huron 688,269
Municipality of Kincardine 584,570
Town of Goderich 628,685
Town of Saugeen Shores 848,610
Township of Howick 88,051
Grand total: $8,804,576
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.
“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.”
- 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.