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NU Government: $4 Million in COVID-19 Support for Municipalities

Press Release

13 January 2022

The Government of Nunavut has allocated an additional $4 million to provide financial relief for municipalities. The funds will ensure Nunavut’s municipalities can continue to provide critical services to Nunavummiut in addition to assisting with operational costs associated with COVID-19 response efforts.

In the past two years Nunavut’s municipalities have played an essential role in preventing and minimizing the spread of COVID-19 in our territory. Municipal resources are stretched as Nunavut enters the second year of this pandemic.

This additional investment will help ensure municipalities have the financial resources to maintain critical services as well as additional COVID-19 supports without compromising their financial status.

Each municipal corporation will have the option to assign funding toward the COVID-19 prevention, response and/or recovery priorities identified in their community. Eligible expenditures include, purchase of materials and supplies, wages, communication and outreach material, and local program development.

Funding allocation for each community will be scaled based on community size and the scope of the municipal operations.

Table 1 – Municipal COVID Funding Allocations

Community COVID Funding
BAFFIN
Arctic Bay 148 989 $
Clyde River 121 040 $
Grise Fiord 93 019 $
Igloolik 170 361 $
Iqaluit 179 006 $
Kimmirut 119 525 $
Kinngait 197 588 $
Pangnirtung 147 739 $
Pond Inlet 179 671 $
Qikiqtarjuaq 142 123 $
Resolute Bay 140 850 $
Sanikiluaq 120 446 $
Sanirajak 124 546 $
KIVALLIQ
Arviat 212 510 $
Baker Lake 197 084 $
Chesterfield Inlet 130 544 $
Coral Harbour 162 014 $
Naujaat 138 410 $
Rankin Inlet 257 607 $
Whale Cove 131 960 $
KITIKMEOT
Cambridge Bay 181 958 $
Gjoa Haven 184 626 $
Kugaaruk 158 961 $
Kugluktuk 191 266 $
Taloyoak 168 155 $
TOTAL 4 000 000 $*

*Rounded

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Media Contact:

Aramide (Lola) Owoaje
Manager of Policy, Legislation and Communications
Department of Community and Government Services
867-975-5354
aowoaje2@gov.nu.ca

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