Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MPP Laurie Scott announced Thursday $2.2 million is being distributed in her riding to address ongoing COVID-19 related expenses.

Algonquin Highlands is getting $83,048, Dysart et al is getting $143,090, Minden Hills is being allocated $121,047, and Highlands East is being handed a cheque for $84,793.

Haliburton County is getting the biggest piece of the funding with $287,985 coming its way.

“COVID-19 has presented challenges for our municipal partners and this new provincial funding will help municipalities continue to provide the critical services they deliver to residents,” Scott said. “This funding will help ensure stability while municipalities proceed with planned projects that will help drive Ontario’s economic recovery”.

Scott explained this is part of the grander $500 million investment being made by the province to support the stability of the 444 municipalities in Ontario. “The funding is being prioritized to help municipalities in health units with the highest COVID-19 case numbers and can be used for things like personal protective equipment, cleaning supplies and by-law enforcement,” she said.