Funding for Ontario municipalities was announced today by the Province of Ontario, which is giving $500 million to 389 municipalities as part of the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF). The OMPF is the province’s main general assistance grant to municipalities. The program primarily supports northern and rural communities. The funding can be used for local priorities, to support the specific needs of each community.
The main objectives of the OMPF are to:
- recognize the challenges of northern and rural municipalities, while targeting funding to those with more challenging fiscal circumstances
- support areas with limited property assessment, and
- assist municipalities that are adjusting to year-over-year funding changes.
For 2020, the government is maintaining the OMPF structure as it was in 2019, while allowing for annual data updates and adjustments.
Locally, OMPF funds are being distributed as follows.
Champlain Township will receive $1,085,300, the equivalent of $266 per household.
Clarence-Rockland will receive $615,300, the equivalent of $62 per household.
The Township of East Hawkesbury will receive $283,500, the equivalent of $187 per household.
The Township of Alfred and Plantagenet will receive $1,400,800 in funding, the equivalent of $321 per household.
The Township of North Glengarry will receive $2,109,500, the equivalent of $432 per household.
The Nation Municipality will receive $717,600, or $142 per household.
The Town of Hawkesbury will receive $2,107,400, or $383 per household.
The City of Casselman will receive $228,800, or $149 per household.
The Township of Russell will receive $180,800.