More COVID-19 funding on the way to Lambton County

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Another $3.4 million is heading the Lambton County municipalities to deal with the financial burdens of COVID-19.

The province announced the second round of municipal funding this morning as part of $500 million in grants across the province.

 “Our municipalities have been clear that they need ongoing operating funding in 2021, and it’s important that we step up and provide more financial relief,” says Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark in a news release.

” At the same time, we need the federal government to join us and provide our municipal partners with the additional support they deserve.”

The local governments will all get some funding based on property assessment and COVID-19 data from the local public health unit.

Lambton County, which is in charge of public health and long term care – two areas with the highest expenses because of the pandemic – receives the most cash;

  • Lambton County $1,537,251
  • Brooke-Alvinston    $44,249
  • Dawn-Euphemia $38,715
  • Enniskillen $47,066
  • Oil Springs  $19,229
  • Petrolia  $96,386
  • Plympton-Wyoming  $139,073
  • St. Clair $250,680
  • Warwick $58.637
  • Pt. Edward $41,733
  • Lambton Shores $293,329
  • Sarnia $1,201,071

The province and federal government has already provided about $1.39 billion to municipalities for COVID-19 relief.