Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund
The Ontario government is providing $17,403,799.00 to help renew and rehabilitate local infrastructure in Simcoe-Grey. 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.
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.
“Ontario’s small, rural and northern communities 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.”
“The OCIF funding will greatly assist communities throughout Simcoe-Grey in addressing critical infrastructure needs including road, bridge, water and wastewater projects,” said Simcoe-Grey MPP Brian Saunderson.
Simcoe-Grey 2023 OCIF funding allocations:
- Adjala-Tosorontio: $371,911
- Clearview: $887,821
- Collingwood: $1,618,496
- Essa: 969,687
- Grey County: 3,042,024
- New Tecumseth: 2,465,011
- The Blue Mountains: 1,710,658
- Wasaga Beach: 1,747,473
- Simcoe County: 4,590,718
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.
In 2022, the government provided $400 million in funding through OCIF, an increase of $200 million from the previous year.
MPP Saunderson said communities may accumulate their funding for up to five years to address larger infrastructure projects.
Ontario Community Infrastructure Funds Recipients
Ontario Builds Map