Horton 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 Horton with flood recovery efforts.
Extraordinary and widespread flooding occurred in Horton in April 2017. The funds will help offset costs related to road repairs, sandbagging and disposal. The township may be eligible for as much as $87,445 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.
“The tremendous support and compassion that I saw among those affected by severe flooding in Horton is one of the things that makes me a proud Ontarian.”