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Stouffville gets $700,000 infrastructure grant from province

The Ontario government is making $726,065 investment through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund
Jan. 28, 2020
Simon Martin

Stouffville will receive more than $700,000 to address local community infrastructure needs.

The Ontario government is making the investment the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF).

“I am pleased to be able to uphold my commitment to support our local municipalities by creating jobs, attracting economic growth and investment, and making our community the best place to live, work, and raise a family,” Markham-Stouffville MPP Paul Calandra said. “This funding will help build and improve infrastructure in our community.”

The total investment from the province is $726,065 for Stouffville.

The funding is a part of Ontario’s approximately $200-million commitment to 424 communities, addressing their core infrastructure projects and asset management planning needs in 2020.

“This investment provides the predictable and stable infrastructure funding small, rural and northern municipalities have asked for,” Minister of Infrastructure Laurie Scott said. “With this OCIF funding we are working directly with our municipal partners to deliver community infrastructure.”

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.

The OCIF funding is aimed at communities with populations under 100,000, along with all rural and northern communities.