Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock to Benefit from Community Infrastructure Funding

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, municipalities in Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock will receive a total of more than $3.1 million to address their local community infrastructure needs.

“Investing in local infrastructure projects that help strengthen our communities and support Ontario’s long-term economic recovery is important to help get shovels in the ground on important community projects,” said Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock. “This investment provides stable funding to assist small, rural and northern municipalities address local priorities and modernize public infrastructure.”

Total investments in communities across Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock are as follows:

Municipality

OCIF Allocation 2021

City of Kawartha Lakes

 $2,002,027

County of Haliburton

$283,435

Municipality of Highlands East

$50,000

Township of Algonquin Highlands

$50,000

Township of Brock

$411,545

Township of Cavan-Monaghan

$117,424

Township of Dysart et al

$159,429

Township of Minden Hills

$102,081

Total for riding:

3,175,941

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.

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.

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