Bay of Quinte municipalities to receive more than $8.5 million in provincial infrastructure funding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2021

BAY OF QUINTE – Todd Smith, MPP for Bay of Quinte, announced that this year Bay of Quinte municipalities will receive more than $8.5 million through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) to address their local community infrastructure needs including roads, bridges, water and wastewater infrastructure.

“This funding addresses our government’s commitment to support our local municipalities in making the Bay of Quinte area the best place to live and grow. We know that projects to create and renew local infrastructure will create jobs and serve to attract economic growth and investment,” said Smith.

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.

Total investment in communities across Bay of Quinte are as follows:

  • City of Belleville* ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… $3,232,839
  • County of Hastings*………………………………………………………………………………………………………… $50,000
  • County of Prince Edward……………………………………………………………………………………………. $1,147,499
  • City of Quinte West….………………………………………………………………………………………………….$4,157,747

Total investment in local municipalities……………………………………………………………………………………$8,588,085

*- Municipalities shared with Hastings Lennox and Addington riding.

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.”

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