|Ministry of Finance
Office of the
Frost Building South
7 Queen's Park Cr
Toronto ON M7A 1Y7
Tel (416) 325-1590
Fax (416) 325-1595
|Ministry of Municipal
Affairs and Housing
Office of the
777 Bay Street
Toronto, ON M5G 2E5
Tel (416) 585-7100
Fax (416) 585-7211
December 18, 2006
In a recent letter to Heads of Council, the Ministers of Finance and Municipal Affairs and Housing advised that funding for the 2007 Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF) will be increased to $824 million, $61 million or 8% more than the 2006 funding of $736 million announced last March.
The increased funding reflects the government's commitment to ensure that the OMPF remains responsive to changing municipal circumstances. While the basic structure of the OMPF grants will remain the same in 2007, further refinements to OMPF grant parameters have been introduced to continue to provide enhanced support to municipalities:
The specific refinements to the grant parameters incorporated in the 2007 OMPF are as follows:
These refinements, together with updates to data elements such as social program and policing services costs, are projected to bring the 2007 OMPF funding to $ 824 million, including:
Details of the 2007 modifications to the OMPF are provided in the attached Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund Technical Guide 2007. In addition, a summary overview of the 2007 OMPF is provided in the attached brochure. The results for your municipality are reflected in the enclosed 2007 OMPF Allocation Notice.
As the Ministers' letter also advised, no municipality will receive less funding in 2007 than the level of funding announced under the 2006 OMPF in March. To ensure this, municipalities otherwise projected to see lower OMPF funding in 2007 will receive additional special assistance (Line B on the Allocation Notice).
2007 Cash Flow
The attached 2007 Cash Flow Notice identifies each of the 2007 OMPF quarterly payments. The quarterly payments to municipalities will be processed at the end of January, April, July and October 2007.
2007 Reporting Requirements
Municipalities are also reminded of the 2007 reporting requirements. Municipalities are required to submit the following to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing:
Failure to meet these deadlines may result in the withholding of 2007 OMPF payments until these documents have been provided to the Province.
All 2007 OMPF Allocation Notices, the 2007 Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund Technical Guide and Brochure will be posted in English and French on the Ministry of Finance website.
Staff from the Ministries of Finance and Municipal Affairs and Housing would also be pleased to arrange technical briefings on the modifications to the OMPF grant parameters in the upcoming months if requested.
If you require additional information regarding your 2007 OMPF allocation, you may contact your local Municipal Services Office of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, or e-mail your inquiries and your contact phone number to: email@example.com