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Ontario’s small urban and rural municipalities and Local Services Boards expressed a strong interest in COMRIF since its announcement in November 2004. Over all three intakes, 993 applications were received and more than 275 projects were funded.

COMRIF investments were announced through three intakes, as well as the Asset Management Program:

  • COMRIF Intake Three results were announced on January 10, 2007. More than $93 million in joint federal-provincial funding was committed, supporting projects in 72 Ontario communities.
  • In December 2006, COMRIF also launched its $5.96 million Asset Management Program. (AMP) aimed at helping eligible municipalities and local services boards improve and increase their capacity to manage their infrastructure assets. More than 420 Ontario communities are participating in this program.
  • COMRIF Intake Two results were announced on April 21, 2006. More than $235 million in joint federal-provincial funding was committed, supporting projects in 88 Ontario communities.
  • COMRIF Intake One results were announced on April 25, 2005. More than $249 million in joint federal-provincial funding was committed, supporting projects in 120 Ontario communities.

Projects that received funding through COMRIF span all of the 5 top priorities (roads, bridges, water, wastewater, and solid waste management) as follows:
Roads — $78 million 
Bridges — $112 million 
Water — $140 million 
Wastewater — $238 million 
Solid waste management — $10 million

67% of funding went to "green" projects (water, wastewater, and solid waste management), which was a commitment of the program.

Through COMRIF, 75% of funded projects were in communities with populations of 25,000 or less, and 50% were in communities with populations of 10,000 or less.