Federal funding is on its way to Glengarry-Prescott-Russell.

This year, Glengarry-Prescott-Russell will receive $5,503,372 in indexed funding through the federal Gas Tax Fund. Representatives of the federal district say the funding will go towards municipal infrastructure such as local roads, sports and recreation facilities, and tourism infrastructure.

“Modern and up-to-date community infrastructure helps connect people to jobs and provides access to better community services, attracts new businesses and creates economic growth. The Government of Canada knows communities are best positioned to identify their specific needs and the federal Gas Tax fund supports them in making those strategic investments,” said Member of Parliament for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell Francis Drouin.

The federal Gas Tax Fund is a permanent source of funding for municipal infrastructure. According to data from the Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO), since being implemented in 2005, 443 municipalities have invested $4.3 billion into approximately 6,700 projects across the province of Ontario.