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Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund recipients

Posted On: Monday, February 10, 2020

The Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) was launched in 2014 and provides funding to help small, rural and northern communities build and repair critical infrastructure. Ontario will distribute approximately $200 million to 424 communities across Ontario in 2020. Town of The Blue Mountains to receive $912,915

Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund recipients

Calculating the grant

Grants are linked to core infrastructure (roads, bridges, water and wastewater) owned by municipalities and to their economic conditions.

The grant is designed to be responsive to local needs and economic conditions. In order to ensure that municipalities with more core infrastructure and more challenging economic conditions receive proportionally larger grants, the amount of funding per $100,000 of total core infrastructure is calculated using an “infrastructure index”.

Step 1: Determine the amount of core infrastructure owned by the municipality

A municipality’s core infrastructure is valued at cost as reported in its Financial Information Return (Schedule 51: Schedule of Tangible Capital Assets). The allocation notice will include a detailed list of categories included in the calculation of ‘core infrastructure’. The best of 2015 or 2016  FIR data is used for the calculation of the 2020 grants– whichever yields a higher value for the municipality. For the 2017, 2018 and 2019 grants, the best of the 2014 and 2015 FIR data is used.

Step 2: Calculate the infrastructure index

The infrastructure index compares a municipality’s core infrastructure to its weighted property assessment and median household income.

The infrastructure index is composed of 2 indicators:

  • the ratio of core infrastructure to weighted property assessment
  • the ratio of core infrastructure per household to median household income

The 2 indicators are placed on comparable scales and then averaged to calculate a municipality’s infrastructure index.

Adjustments are made to core infrastructure values to make multi-tier municipalities comparable to single tier municipalities when calculating the infrastructure index.

Step 3: Determine the funding per $100,000 of core infrastructure to be received by the municipality

The exact amount of formula-based funding for every $100,000 of core infrastructure owned by the municipality depends on the municipality’s infrastructure index and how it relates to the median infrastructure index of all eligible municipalities.

Municipalities with an infrastructure index at the median will receive the median amount of funding per $100,000 of core infrastructure funding noted in Table 1 below.

For every 10% that a municipality’s infrastructure index is below the median value, it will receive less funding per $100,000 of core infrastructure, down to a minimum noted in Table 1 below.

For every 10% that a municipality’s infrastructure index is above the median, it will receive more funding per $100,000 of core infrastructure, up to a maximum amount noted in Table 1 below.

 

Image shows funding will be based in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Step 4: Calculate the grant

For every $100,000 of core infrastructure owned by a municipality, it will receive the amount of funding determined by its infrastructure index (see step 3 above). The total core infrastructure owned by the municipality (unadjusted) is used in step 4.

For example, in 2018, if a municipality’s infrastructure index is equal to the median, it will receive $254 per $100,000 in core infrastructure. Therefore if a municipality’s core infrastructure is equal to $210,000,000, the grant amount would be 2,100 x $254 = $533,400.

A municipality will receive the calculated amount in step 4 or $50,000 – whichever is greater.

Total investments in communities across Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound are:

  • Township of Chatsworth: $125,064

  • Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula: $181,355

  • Town of South Bruce Peninsula: $204,075

  • Township of Georgian Bluffs: $224,363

  • Town of Hanover: $233,348

  • Township of Southgate: $236,674

  • Municipality of Arran-Elderslie: $330,386

  • Municipality of Grey Highlands: $436,207

  • Municipality of West Grey: $448,807

  • Municipality of Meaford: $458,173

  • City of Owen Sound: $1,125,294

  • County of Grey: $1,279,946

  • County of Bruce: $660,950

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