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:
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.