Frontenac Islands Receiving Flood Damage Assistance
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Ontario is providing financial support through the Municipal Disaster Recovery Assistance program to help the Township of Frontenac Islands with flood recovery efforts.
Heavy rainfall combined with spring runoff and high water levels on Lake Ontario led to significant flooding in Frontenac Islands starting on May 5, 2017. The funds will help restore damaged ferry docks and numerous roads in the township. The township may be eligible for as much as $560,593 in provincial funding under the program.
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 program, which provides funding to eligible municipalities using a 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.
- The program came into effect on March 1, 2016, replacing the public component of the Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program.
“We are pleased to help Frontenac Islands get back on its feet by offering financial support for repairs to roads and ferry docks damaged by significant flooding in the township.”