Ontario Supporting Markham-Stouffville
with $7.6 million Emergency Funding
Assistance will help ensure the delivery of critical public services during COVID-19
(Markham-Stouffville) — The Ontario government, in partnership with the federal government, is delivering on its commitment to provide urgently needed emergency assistance to Ontario's 444 municipalities. Communities in Markham-Stouffville will receive more than $7.6 million in funding to address municipal operating pressures related to the COVID-19 pandemic as part of the first round of emergency funding under the Safe Restart Agreement.
Ontario secured up to $4 billion in emergency assistance for municipalities through the Safe Restart Agreement with the federal government of Canada, which gives them the support and flexibility they need to protect the health and well-being of their communities, while continuing to deliver critical public services as the province continues on the path of renewal, growth and economic recovery.
Municipalities receiving funding announced today include:
“I know that residents in Markham-Stouffville have been awaiting this announcement and others under the Safe Restart Agreement,” MPP Paul Calandra says. “Announcements like this one, coupled with the child care funding announced on August 7th, are clear demonstrations that Ontario is committed to working with the federal government of Canada to ensure local communities receive the resources they need to provide important services during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
In September, Ontario’s 444 municipalities will receive $695 million in Phase 1 funding for municipal operating pressures. This funding will be allocated on a per household basis and would be shared 50/50 between upper- and lower-tier municipalities. Up to $695 million in additional funding will be available through Phase 2 for municipalities that have COVID-related financial impacts that exceed the initial per household allocation provided under Phase 1.
The provincial government is committed to working in partnership with municipalities to ensure they can emerge stronger than ever and help lead Ontario’s economic recovery.
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