Brock Township is set to receive almost $400,000 in additional infrastructure funding from the provincial government in 2022.
According to a media release Wednesday (Dec. 8), the Province will be providing nearly $810,000 to the municipality through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund – up from $411,500 received this year.
“Our small, rural and northern communities will be at the forefront of our efforts to build Ontario for the future,” said Premier Doug Ford.
“With this investment, we are saying ‘yes’ to helping these communities build and repair the vital infrastructure they need to keep their communities working for decades to come.”
Funding received by the municipality through the program has jumped from $104,000 in 2016 to more than $400,000 in each of the last three years.
“Communities are the heartbeat of this province and we know they are facing unique infrastructure needs and challenges, especially as we navigate through the pandemic,” said Minister of Infrastructure Kinga Surma.
“Our government has been with them every step of the way. When we were told more funding supports were needed, we listened and acted in a meaningful way by providing the largest OCIF increase since the start of the program. By doing so, we’re providing stability and predictability to small, rural and northern communities as they repair, upgrade, and modernize their critical infrastructure so that they are safer, healthier and more reliable for all.”
“Our government is building a strong, stable foundation that workers, entrepreneurs, and families will build on for generations to come,” added Minister of Finance Peter Bethlenfalvy.
“By nearly doubling our investment in the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund, our government is supporting public safety, job creation and economic growth.”