The City's funding strategy aligns with several goals outlined in a Local Action Plan. Objectives in this Plan include creating adequate housing for all members of the community, converting low-value land into tax-generating assets, and stimulating local economies related to infrastructure, and green technology.
Funding goals target infrastructure to better handle storm water, enhanced stewardship of water resources for sustainability, improved air quality (reduction in GHG emissions), the fostering of a culture of energy conservation and renewable energy production.
Funding is allocated to support an integrated Community Sustainability Plan that has nine areas of focus, some of which include resource consumption, health, education, social well-being, innovation, and active communities.
IN THE PAST, THE CITY OF KAWARTHA LAKES HAS FOUND APPLYING TO GOVERNMENT FUNDING PROGRAMS TO BE A DAUNTING TASK. OFTEN, TIGHT DEADLINES AND COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAMMING ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS HAVE LEFT OUR STAFF FEELING OVERWHELMED AND ULTIMATELY UNSUCCESSFUL.