Additional funding has become available from the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, and the Bancroft North Hastings Heritage Museum is benefitting.
Mike Bossio, Member of Parliament for Hastings—Lennox and Addington, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, announced that the Bancroft North Hastings Heritage Museum will receive $42,950 in federal funding toward an $85,900 project to improve accessibility and rehabilitate electrical, heating, and insulation infrastructure.
This project is one of over 350 Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) projects approved in southern Ontario under the program’s second intake.
With the addition of $44.4 million in supplementary funding announced in Budget 2016, the total CIP 150 allocation for southern Ontario, being delivered by FedDev Ontario, is up to $88.8 million. Over 730 projects have been approved under both intakes.
These projects will allow Canadians to enjoy upgraded community facilities such as parks, trails, cultural and community centres. They will also help to create a lasting legacy as Canada prepares to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.
“I’ve had the good fortune to visit the Bancroft North Hastings Heritage Centre to see the passion and knowledge of the people who give so much to keep it going. I’m so happy to see that their hard work is paying off. We all benefit when our rich history is preserved and shared with future generations.”
-Mike Bossio, Member of Parliament for Hastings—Lennox and Addington
“Bancroft has a rich and varied history. From our origins as traditional Algonquin Territory and subsequent settlement by early European Settlers, this investment through the Canada 150 Program will permit the contributions of all groups to be further recognized on a year round basis. The Museum was originally established through a Centennial grant in 1967 and the planned upgrades and expansion are a fitting way of celebrating the 150th birthday of Canada. We thank the Government of Canada for this important contribution to our Community.”
-Paul Jenkins, Mayor, Town of Bancroft
- FedDev Ontario received more than 1,000 applications requesting over $200 million in funding under Intake Two of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.
- Over the coming weeks, local announcements for projects approved through Intake Two of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program in southern Ontario will be taking place.
- The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program is a $300-million program, which is being delivered by regional development agencies across the country.
- Projects were selected based on eligibility requirements and selection criteria as outlined in the program guidelines including: project readiness; project scope; funding leveraged from other sources; and the extent to which projects supported a clean growth economy.