Ontario and Canada announce $7.7 million in funding for community infrastructure
Written By: Stratton Report
March 18, 2016
On March 18, the Ontario and Canadian governments announced CAD 10 million ($7.7 million) in funding for 13 connumity projects, covering a range of projects pertaining to green energy, waste management, drinking water and broadband.
Through the Small Communities Fund, the governments of Canada and Ontario partner to provide funding for priority public infrastructure projects that deliver on local needs in communities across the province that have fewer than 100,000 residents.
Chief White Cloud, Lac des Mille Lacs First Nation remarked:
“We are most appreciative of our project being approved from the Canada-Ontario Small Communities Fund. This project will benefit the community economically and environmentally in that it will provide an integrated solution to the existing infrastructure in our community. This will greatly reduce the dependency on diesel generation and the local grid for power.”
Overall, Canada and Ontario will each provide $272 million through the Small Communities Fund to support projects in communities across the province.