Ontario Announces Municipalities’ 2022 Funding Under the $500 Million Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund

The Ontario government is announcing 2022 funding allocations under the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF), the Province’s main general assistance grant to municipalities.

Municipalities in Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock will receive $16,047,900 in funding allocations to provide them with flexibility to address the needs of their communities, based on their own local priorities.

"This is great news for our local municipalities,” said Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock. “Our government recognizes the importance of stable and adaptable OMPF program funding to communities across the province.”

Local municipal funding is as follows:

Municipality

 

OMPF 2022

Township of Algonquin Highlands

$1,349,000

Township of Brock

$885,800

Township of Cavan Monaghan

$520,200

Municipality of Dysart et al

$1,889,200

County of Haliburton

$174,600

Municipality of Highlands East

$2,000,100

City of Kawartha Lakes

$7,371,500

Township of Minden Hills

$1,857,500

 

Ontario has been consulting with municipalities on their priorities for the OMPF. Throughout these discussions, municipal partners have stressed the importance of stability and predictability, particularly during these uncertain times. Ontario is responding by maintaining both the structure of the OMPF and the program envelope at $500 million for 2022, as committed at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario's annual conference in August 2021.

“Predictable and timely financial support from the Province is essential for budget planning in small and rural municipalities,” said AMO President Graydon Smith. “The early rollout of stable 2022 Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund allocations sets the stage for effective budget planning for the for year ahead.”  

QUICK FACTS

  • The OMPF supports 389 municipalities across the province. The funding provided through the program is unconditional and can be used to support the local priorities and specific needs of each community.

  • The Ontario government recognizes the unique challenges of northern and rural municipalities, while targeting funding to those facing difficult fiscal circumstances. The program supports areas with limited property assessment; and assists municipalities that are adjusting to year-over-year funding changes.

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