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Social Services could get $4.2 million

The District of Nipissing Social Services Administration Board (DNSSAB) could receive more than $4.2-million in provincial money.

Mark King, DNSSAB Chair says that the money would be a help to the area’s vulnerable population.

“We’ll expand on the opportunities to provide to those who are homeless,” he said in an interview.

The $4,225,615 is not a sure thing, as the DNSSAB has to present a business case to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing to outline what the money will be used for. King says that he is confident in his team’s pitch so far.

“I can tell you that the business case is almost complete at this point. Staff has been working at this opportunity for some time knowing that there could be money coming forward,” King said, adding that he was surprised at the amount that DNSSAB could potentially receive.

The money is part of the Ontario government’s Social Services Relief Fund which is being rolled out with the Phase 2 reopening plan.

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