Province to Invest in Community, Culture and Recreational Projects in Halton

Published September 4, 2019 at 3:53 am

Some new investments are coming to community and culture projects in the Halton Region.

Some new investments are coming to community and culture projects in the Halton Region.

On Tuesday, September 3, the Minister of Infrastructure Laurie Scott announced that the province is now accepting funding applications for projects. The applications will be filed under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program’s (ICIP) Community, Culture and Recreation (CCR) stream.

The funding will go towards investing in community, culture, and recreational projects that the government hopes will help deliver vital services for communities, foster greater social inclusion and improve the quality of life for residents across the province.

“Community centres, cultural facilities and recreational infrastructure are exactly the types of investments that make a difference in the daily lives of people across Ontario,” said Scott. “We are making the investments that matter to our communities.”

The federal and provincial governments fund the program along with eligible partners such as municipalities, Indigenous communities and not-for-profit groups. There is a potential of up to $320 million in provincial funding to be unlocked this way. 

The provincial government has also nominated more than 350 projects to the federal government for funding under the Rural and Northern and Public Transit stream of the ICIP.

The ICIP is a $30-billion, 10-year infrastructure program that is cost-shared between federal, provincial and municipal governments. Ontario’s share per project will be up to 33.33 per cent or about $10.2 billion spread across four streams:

  • Rural and Northern
  • Public Transit
  • Community, Culture and Recreation
  • Green initiatives 

“These infrastructure investments are in addition to funding commitments that the Ontario government has already made for rural and northern infrastructure and transit infrastructure projects,” added Scott. “We are committed to making the right investments in the right places at the right time.”

You can learn more about the ICIP at the Transfer Payment Ontario website.

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