Letter from Ontario Government advising that Westport turned down for OCIF waste water treatment grant

Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

4th Floor

1 Stone Road West Guelph, Ontario N1G 4Y2 Tel:   1-877-424-1300

Fax:   519 826-3398

Ministère de l’Agriculture, de l’Alimentation et

des Affaires rurales

4e étage

1 Stone Road West Guelph (Ontario) N1G 4Y2 Tél. : 1-877-424-1300

Téléc. :   519  826-3398

Rural Programs Branch

February 21, 2017 Our File: OCIF AC3-3088

Scott Bryce, Clerk-Treasurer Village of Westport

PO Box 68, 30 Bedford Street Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 sbryce@villageofwestport.ca

Dear Scott Bryce:

Re: Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) Top-Up Application Component – 2016 Intake

Thank you for your application under the 2016 OCIF Top-up Application Component.

Ontario is committed to helping small, rural and northern communities address critical infrastructure challenges. This commitment includes increasing the formula-based funding under OCIF to $200 million per year by 2019 and increasing future top-up application funding to annual intakes of approximately $100 million, starting this year.

Following a detailed review of the application and supporting materials you submitted, we are writing to inform you that the Westport Wastewater Treatment System – Effluent Disposal Upgrade project has not been selected for funding.

Applications were reviewed and assessed based on the criteria outlined in the program guidelines. The ministry received hundreds of applications, and unfortunately demand for the program exceeds the funding available at this time.

Staff are available to provide additional details on your project’s assessment. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your Project Analyst, Stephen Hamblin, via email Stephen.Hamblin@ontario.ca or by calling (519) 826-3471 or 1-877-424-1300.

The 2017 OCIF Top-up Application Component intake will launch this spring. We invite you to submit a new application at this time.

Thank you for your interest in the OCIF Top-up Application Component. Sincerely,

Joel Locklin

Manager, Infrastructure Renewal Programs