The Municipality of North Grenville is one of a number of rural municipalities to receive grants under the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF), part of the Ontario government’s overall investment of $400 million in 2023. More than $9 million is allocatted to help renew and rehabilitate local infrastructure in Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes.
Under the scheme, the Municipality of North Grenville is getting $769,981, the Village of Merrickville-Wolford is receiving $121,865, while the United Counties of Leeds & Grenville will get $4,049,816.
“The allocations announced by the provincial government today will provide welcome and critical support to rural communities across Leeds and Grenville,” said Steve Clark, MPP for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes. “I am encouraged to see our government once more demonstrate its support for rural areas and recognize the importance of renewing and expanding the infrastructure that undergirds Ontario’s economic success.”
OCIF provides funding to eligible communities every year to help them address critical infrastructure needs, including road, bridge, water and wastewater projects.
“Ontario’s small, rural and northern communities, including those in Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, are essential to the growth and prosperity of the province,” said Kinga Surma, Minister of Infrastructure. “Our government is continuing to provide stable funding to meet local infrastructure needs and provide support in response to pressures from inflation. By supporting key community infrastructure projects, we are helping to grow and build safer, more resilient communities for generations to come.”