The Ontario government is announcing 2023 municipal funding allocations under the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF) that primarily supports northern and rural municipalities across the province. The Ontario government is maintaining the program envelope at $500 million for 2023 and communicating funding allocations in advance of the municipal budget year to support municipalities with their planning processes.
The OMPF targets funding to municipalities facing challenging fiscal circumstances and supports areas with limited property assessment.
“Our government understands the importance of certainty and stability for municipalities across the province particularly during these times of economic uncertainty. We are maintaining the overall structure and program envelope of the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund, while ensuring the program continues to be responsive to municipal circumstances,” said Peter Bethlenfalvy, Minister of Finance. “Northern and rural municipalities face unique challenges. This is why we have been increasing support to northern and rural municipalities through the doubling of the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund and introducing the Northern Ontario Resource Development Support Fund.”
“Municipalities provide important services that people depend on every day. The Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund offers predictable and stable funding to help smaller and northern municipalities deliver these critical services,” said Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) President Colin Best. “AMO appreciates the Ontario Government’s commitment to the OMPF, and we continue to work together to ensure we have a strong foundation of municipal services to support growth and prosperity in Ontario.”
The government remains committed to strengthening its relationship with municipalities to continue to build stronger and more resilient communities.
Additional resources: Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund
GOVERNMENT OF ONTARIO