Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has announced that the Province’s new Small, Rural and Northern Municipal Infrastructure Fund is now accepting applications. The program, part of the 2013 Budget, will help address critical infrastructure needs for these communities, including roads, bridges, water and wastewater projects, and will support local jobs.
The new fund has three components: $4 million to help municipalities with populations under 5,000 complete their asset management plans; $25 million to fund 20 previously submitted critical project proposals; and $71 million for capital projects.
Twenty-one communities were approved based on their application to the Municipal Infrastructure Investment Initiative earlier this year. As of October 1, eligible Ontario municipalities can apply for support from the fund.