Municipal Affairs Minister Steven Clark announced March 4 more than $500 million in new funds under the Safe Restart Program for municipalities hardest hit by the pandemic. The money is to support “delivery of critical services” and assist with priority capital projects.
“Our municipalities have been clear that they need ongoing operating funding in 2021,” stated Clark, “and it’s important that we step up and provide more financial relief.”
All funding allocations for each municipality are based on a formula that includes household data information from the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation and the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases during the period between January 1 to February 18 this year provided by the regional health units.
The Prescott-Russell region will receive almost $2.5 million in extra provincial funding aid with the United Counties of Prescott-Russell getting the largest share at $997,053. The remaining money is divided among the eight member municipalities.
The City of Clarence-Rockland gets $388,594, while Russell Township receives $258,329. Hawkesbury’s share is $204,592 while The Nation Municipality receives $197,291.
Alfred-Plantagenet Township gets $169,670, and Champlain Township receives $158,466. The Municipality of Casselman’s share is $60,951 while East Hawkesbury Township gets $60,045.
The Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry region will get almost more than $1.8 million in extra provincial funding aid with the United Counties of Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry’s share totaling $751,692. The remaining money is shared between the six member municipalities.
South Glengarry Township receives $230,437 while South Stormont Township gets $216,568. South Dundas Township’s share is $191,690 while North Glengarry Township receives $188,869. North Dundas Township gets $186,938 and North Stormont Township $113,036.