Brock Township is set to receive more than $262,000 in funding from the provincial government to help counter COVID-19 and keep capital projects on track.
Municipalities in Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock will receive more than $2.2 million in total, with the bulk going to the City of Kawartha Lakes ($1.2 million).
“COVID-19 has presented challenges for our municipal partners and this new provincial funding will help municipalities continue to provide the critical services they deliver to residents,” said area MPP Laurie Scott.
“This funding will help ensure stability while municipalities proceed with planned projects that will help drive Ontario’s economic recovery.”
According to a media release, the funding is being prioritized to help municipalities hardest hit by the pandemic and can be used for things like personal protective equipment, cleaning supplies and by-law enforcement.
“Our government continues to adapt and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic as it evolves, and we know our municipal partners are on the front lines of this effort – providing the critical services people depend on every day,” said Steve Clark, minister of municipal affairs and housing.
“Our municipalities have been clear that they need ongoing operating funding in 2021, and it is important that we step up and provide that support so our municipal partners can continue to deliver the services Ontarians rely on each and every day.”
“Municipalities are important partners in the fight against COVID-19,” added Peter Bethlenfalvy, minister of finance.
“We know the global pandemic has created significant financial challenges for communities across the province. That’s why we have been there with support from the very beginning. I encourage our federal partners to step forward with additional investments as all three governments work together to protect people’s health and jobs.”