MPP Walker announces local municipalities will receive $16,317,400 from the OMPF program in 2022
OWEN SOUND – Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker has announced that local municipalities will receive a total of $16,317,400 in funding through the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund in 2022.
The Ontario government recently announced 2022 funding allocations under the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF), the province’s main general assistance grant to municipalities.
"Our government recognizes the importance of the OMPF to communities across the province,” said Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker. “I am pleased that our local municipalities will continue to benefit from this important provincial program that assists them in delivering key services to their residents.”
Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound municipalities will receive:
Arran-Elderslie - $1,622,300
Chatsworth - $908,600
Georgian Bluffs - $861,600
Grey Highlands - $1,043,200
Hanover - $1,930,800
Meaford - $1,241,600
Northern Bruce Peninsula - $1,581,900
Owen Sound - $1,909,800
South Bruce Peninsula - $3,075,600
Southgate - $611,200
West Grey - $1,530,800
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 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.”
- 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.