Investments In The Riding: Infrastructure
With another year upon us I thought I would update you on what some of the 2022-2023 funding figures look like for Thunder Bay-Atikokan.
The Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) provides approximately $400 million to 425 small, rural and northern communities.
Communities don’t need to apply for the funding but do need to provide planning and reporting documents to the government to receive the grants.
The money can be used for projects like fixing roads, street lighting, bridges and sidewalk improvements as well as storm sewer repairs and waterworks.
Here is the funding breakdown for the communities in the riding:
- $10,000,000 Thunder Bay
- $600,887 Atikokan (an increase of $78,377 from 2022)
- $488,957 Oliver Paipoonge
- $100,000 Township of Conmee
- $100,00 Township of O’Connor
- $329,715 Neebing (an increase of $43,006 from 2022)
On February 23rd, the government also unveiled the funding figures through the Gas Tax Program, which can be used to extend service hours, buy transit vehicles, add routes, improve accessibility or upgrade infrastructure:
- $2,233,767 Thunder Bay
- $24,438 Atikokan (increase of $621 from 2021-2022)
- $37,726 Greenstone
- $22,830 Terrace Bay (Schreiber)