Fedeli Announces Increased Social Service Relief Funding for NipissingDecember 11, 2020
NIPISSING – Today, Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing announced that District of Nipissing will receive an additional $407,000 in Social Services Relief Funding. The discretionary funding can be used to improve the delivery of critical services, protect homeless shelter staff and residents, renovate and purchase shelter facilities, add to rent banks, create longer-term housing solutions and support plans to prepare for potential future outbreaks and/or emergencies. Today’s funding is in addition to the $4.2 million MPP Fedeli announced in October 2020.
“Our government is responding to the ongoing needs of COVID-19 by providing more flexible funding to keep our vulnerable citizens in Nipissing safe,” said MPP Fedeli.
The Ontario government is allocating an additional $120 million across the province to help municipalities and Indigenous community partners protect vulnerable people during COVID-19. This investment builds upon the second phase of social services relief funding announced this fall.
“The DNSSAB is very pleased with the provincial commitment for an additional $407,000 in Social Services Relief Funding. The pressures of COVID 19 on the community, and the vulnerable homeless population in particular, have been a top priority of the Board. The additional funding is critical to support further relief efforts in this regard,” said Mark King, Chair of DNSSAB.
Today’s announcement is part of the government’s $510 million investment through the Social Services Relief Fund to help protect the health and safety of vulnerable people across the province.
- In March, Ontario launched the Social Services Relief Fund with an initial allocation of $148 million to help protect the health and safety of vulnerable people during COVID-19.
- In October, over $241 million was allocated to municipalities and Indigenous community partners to help improve shelters and create opportunities for longer-term housing.