Township of Gillies Receiving Flood Damage Assistance
Ontario Funding Local Recovery Efforts
Ontario is providing financial support through the Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program to help the Township of Gillies with flood recovery efforts.
The funds will help to rebuild vital road infrastructure and a bridge damaged as a result of a severe rain storm on July 13, 2015. Eligible costs arising from the flood may be as much as $300,000, based on estimates from the township.The province will continue to work with the township to assess the full extent of flood damage and determine all eligible costs.
- The Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program offers public support for municipalities to respond to emergencies and repair public assets, as well as private support to help individuals, small businesses and non-profits replace essential property.
- Under the program, the province funds 100 per cent of eligible emergency response and repair costs incurred by municipalities after a natural disaster.
- In August 2015, the province announced that two new disaster recovery assistance programs will replace the Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program in 2016.
- Detailed information and eligibility criteria for the new programs will be made available in early 2016
“I want to acknowledge the extraordinary effort of emergency workers and residents in the Township of Gillies. Ontario stands with our cities, towns and citizens when they are in great need.”