The OMPF, which replaced the Community Reinvestment Fund (CRF) in 2005, is the Province’s main transfer payment to municipalities. Its objectives are to:
Since 2009, municipal benefits have been calculated as a combination of both OMPF grants and provincial uploads. Consistent with this approach, starting in 2012, the combined benefit includes the upload of court security and prisoner transportation costs, as well as additional Ontario Works administration funding provided by the Province.
The Province will provide a combined benefit of over $1.8 billion to 416 municipalities in 2012 — almost three times the level of funding provided under the previous program. This support includes:
|A. CRF/OMPF||$618 million||$577 million||$583 million|
|B. Provincial Uploads||-||$947 million||$1.2 billion|
|Combined Benefit (A + B)||$618 million||$1.5 billion||$1.8 billion|
|Year-over-Year Increase||$329 million||$287 million|
|Increase Since 2004||$906 million||$1.2 billion|
To ensure that the OMPF remains up to date and responsive to changing local circumstances, data elements such as weighted assessment, tax revenue, households and program costs have been updated to reflect the most recent data available prior to the annual release of the program.
As a result of the provincial uploads, 314 municipalities will see an estimated benefit of $1.2 billion in 2012.
|ODSP Administration||$85 million|
|ODSP Benefits||$695 million|
|OW Administration||$173 million|
|OW Benefits (14% uploaded in 2012)||$70 million|
|Court Security and Prisoner Transportation (14% uploaded in 2012)||$18 million|
|Total Upload Benefit||$1.2 billion|
The Province will provide $15 million in transitional assistance in 2012. This assistance will ensure that municipalities receive a guaranteed level of support based on the 2011 combined benefit of both OMPF and provincial uploads.
The Province will provide municipalities with ongoing support of approximately $3.2 billion in 2012 — almost three times the level provided in 2003. This support, in addition to the OMPF and provincial uploads, includes funding to maintain the provincial share of public health and land ambulance costs, as well as gas tax funding.
By 2018, the Province will have increased ongoing support to municipalities to $4 billion a year — an increase of more than 270 per cent compared to 2003.
If you require additional information or have general inquiries about the program, you may e-mail your query and contact information to: firstname.lastname@example.org.