Nearly $7 million for SD&G municipalities for COVID-19 recovery

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

SD&G – The province will be providing SD&G municipalities with a total of just under $7 million in the first round of coronavirus economic recovery money.

The Ontario-Ottawa Safe Restart Agreement emergency aid money, announced by Premier Doug Ford Wednesday afternoon, is going to all 444 Ontario municipalities in the first round to deal with financial pressures.

For SD&G, the total is $6,898,352. Cornwall will get the lion’s share at $2,686,300 plus another $687,352 for Cornwall Transit. That’s followed by the United Counties of SD&G which is getting $1,762,300.

Here’s the rest of the SD&G municipalities:

  • North Dundas $292,200
  • North Stormont $176,700
  • North Glengarry $295,200
  • South Dundas $299,600
  • South Glengarry $360,200
  • South Stormont $338,500

The money will be coming in September as part of the $695 million first phase of funding to address municipal operating pressures.

Another $695 million will be available in the second phase for municipalities that demonstrate that their financial impacts are over and above the per household allocation of the first phase of funding.

Cornwall was one of 110 municipalities with a transit system to get a piece of the $660 million pie for transit systems.