Scugog, Brock, Uxbridge benefit from provincial operating grants

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Published November 10, 2022 at 11:30 am

Port Perry, Scugog Township

Durham Region’s three northern townships will benefit from nearly $2.6 million in provincial grants, an annual fund that primarily supports rural and northern municipalities with “challenging fiscal circumstances” and limited property assessment.

Scugog Township gets the biggest chunk of cash from the 2023 Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund for their operating budget: $1,262,700. The majority of the grant ($1,165,500) is the Rural Communities Grant Component, with another $97,200 awarded under the Northern & Rural Fiscal Circumstances Grant Component.

Scugog’s capital budget this year is $19.6 million.

Brock Township also benefitted from the grant and will receive $867,200. Like Scugog, most of the grant is from the Rural Communities Grant Component ($743,300) with the rest ($123,900) coming from the Northern & Fiscal Circumstances category.

Uxbridge, who were hit hard by a devastating F2 tornado May 21 that destroyed a large swath of the downtown, received just $453,400 from the fund, with a $436,800 – $16,600 split between the two components.

None of Durham’s five more heavily populated municipalities along the shores of Lake Ontario received anything under the fund.

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