Over $6.9 Million for Municipal InfrastructureDecember 12, 2022
Funding will support economic growth and job creation in Nipissing
NIPISSING – Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing announced that the Ontario government is continuing to provide stable funding to meet local infrastructure needs by investing over $6.9 million to municipalities in Nipissing. The funding is being delivered through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) and is part of the government’s overall investment of $400 million in 2023.
“With this OCIF investment, our government is saying ‘yes’ to helping our local municipalities build and repair the vital infrastructure they need to keep their communities working for decades to come,” said MPP Vic Fedeli.
OCIF provides funding to eligible communities to help them address critical infrastructure needs, including road, bridge, water and wastewater projects.
Total investment in communities across Nipissing are as follows:
|Municipality||OCIF Grant Allocation 2023|
|City of North Bay||$5,593,744|
|Municipality of Callander||$177,815|
|Municipality of East Ferris||$100,000|
|Municipality of Powassan||$100,000|
|Town of Mattawa||$232,630|
|Township of Bonfield||$100,320|
|Township of Calvin||$100,000|
|Township of Chisholm||$139,104|
|Township of Mattawan||$100,000|
|Township of Nipissing||$178,761|
|Township of Papineau-Cameron||$100,000|
|Total for Riding:||$6,803,046|
In December 2021, the Ontario government announced an additional $1 billion for critical infrastructure projects that support economic growth and job creation in small, rural and northern communities, bringing the government’s total investment to nearly $2 billion dollars over five years.
- OCIF supports local infrastructure projects by providing stable and predictable funding for rural and northern communities, as well as for communities with populations under 100,000.
- Funding allocations are based on a formula that recognizes the different needs and economic conditions of communities.
- In 2022, the government provided $400 million in funding through OCIF, an increase of $200 million from the previous year. Communities may accumulate their funding for up to five years to address larger infrastructure projects.