Lincoln Receiving Flood Damage Assistance
Ontario Funding Local Recovery Efforts
Ontario is providing financial support through the Municipal Disaster Recovery Assistance program to help the Town of Lincoln with flood recovery efforts.
Heavy rainfall combined with spring runoff and high water levels on Lake Ontario led to substantial damage to roads along the shoreline inLincoln starting in May 2017. The funds will help offset costs related to repairing damaged roads and municipal infrastructure. The town may be eligible for as much as $613,648 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 infrastructurelike 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.
“I commend the hard work and efforts of everyone in the Town of Lincoln to help ensure the well-being and safety of those who live and work in the area.”