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Municipal Correspondence — COMRIF Project Completion Deadline Extended

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Through the Canada–Ontario Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund (COMRIF), the federal and provincial governments are helping municipalities improve the quality of life of residents through essential infrastructure projects, totalling almost $1 billion to date in Ontario.

The governments of Canada and Ontario are pleased to inform you that the COMRIF deadline for the completion of project construction has been extended from March 31, 2009 to October 31, 2010. The deadline for submitting claims for eligible project costs has been extended to December 31, 2010.

This measure will allow municipalities that require more time to complete their COMRIF projects to apply for an extension. This extension does not include additional funding.

Should you feel your project requires an extension, you must submit a request in writing to the COMRIF Joint Secretariat by September 30, 2008.

When requesting extensions, you must provide the following details:

  1. Rationale explaining why the extension is required; and
  2. Revised projected cash flow and timelines for the submission of payment claims.

Upon approval of your request for a project completion extension, the COMRIF Joint Secretariat will amend your Funding Agreement to reflect the new completion and claims submission dates.

If you do not make a formal request for project extension, the existing terms, conditions and timelines of your COMRIF Funding Agreement will apply.

For additional details, please contact your project analyst or the COMRIF Joint Secretariat at 1 866 306-7827.


Jeff Moore
Federal Co-Chair
Management Committee
Brian Cardy
Provincial Co-Chair
Management Committee