Chatsworth Receiving Flood Damage Assistance
Ontario Funding Local Recovery Efforts
Ontario is providing financial support through the Municipal Disaster Recovery Assistance program to help the Township of Chatsworth with flood recovery efforts.
Heavy rains caused flooding in Chatsworth on April 1, 2016. The funds will help repair local roads and culverts, and offset emergency response costs. Eligible costs under the program may be as much as $152,300.
The Municipal Disaster Recovery Assistance program helps municipalities address extraordinary emergency response costs and damage to essential property or infrastructure like bridges, roads and public buildings, as a result of a natural disaster.
- The province delivers the Municipal Disaster Recovery Assistance program, which provides funding to eligible municipalities using a sliding scale, cost-sharing formula.
- A municipality may be eligible under the program if its disaster-related costs reach a threshold of three per cent of its Own-Purpose Taxation levy.
- Own Purpose Taxation is the amount of tax a municipality is eligible to collect to fund its own budget, minus certain adjustments, and is intended as an indicator of financial capacity.
- The program came into effect on March 1, 2016, replacing the public component of the Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program.
“We were thankful to hear Chatsworth residents were evacuated safely from their homes during last spring’s flood, and we are pleased to offer financial support to help Chatsworth recover.”