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Madawaska Valley Receiving Flood-Damage Assistance

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Madawaska Valley Receiving Flood-Damage Assistance

Ontario Funding Local Recovery Efforts

Ontario is providing financial support through the Municipal Disaster Recovery Assistance (MDRA) program to help the Township of Madawaska Valley with recovery efforts for flood damage that occurred last year.

Spring melt and significant rainfall beginning in April 2017 led to floods across Renfrew County. The funds will help offset costs to repair roads and culverts in Madawaska Valley. The township may be eligible for as much as $135,460 in provincial funding under the program.

The MDRA 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.

Quick Facts

  • The province delivers the MDRA program, which provides funding to eligible municipalities using a cost-sharing formula.
  • A municipality may be eligible under the MDRA program if its disaster-related costs reach a threshold of three per cent of its Own-Purpose Taxation levy.
  • The MDRA program was activated in Clarence-Rockland, Frontenac Islands, Horton, Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards and Lincoln in 2017 to help offset costs associated with flood recovery efforts and damage to public infrastructure. Ontario has committed up to $2.3 million to help cover response costs and damage to infrastructure in these communities.

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“Helping communities recover after natural disasters is a priority for our government. I am pleased that Madawaska Valley is able to access the funding it needs to make essential repairs to local infrastructure that was damaged by last year’s spring floods.”

Bill Mauro

Minister of Municipal Affairs

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