Budget: Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund 2008

 

The Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF)

The Ontario government is providing $870 million in OMPF funding to 393 municipalities in 2008.

This represents a $252 million or 41 per cent increase over the funding provided in 2004 under the previous program.

The OMPF provides a clear and transparent system of grants and represents a key component of the Province's overall commitment to support municipalities.  It assists municipalities with their share of social program costs; includes equalization measures for areas with limited property assessment; addresses challenges faced by northern and rural communities; and responds to policing costs in rural communities.

The OMPF is the Province’s major transfer payment to municipalities and is included in the Provincial-Municipal Fiscal and Service Delivery Review (PMFSDR).  The review’s recommendations may result in changes to the program for future years.

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