2017 OMPF Allocation Notice - Town of Gravenhurst

Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF) – 2017 Allocation Notice

Town of Gravenhurst
District of Muskoka

2017 Highlights for the Town of Gravenhurst

  • The Town of Gravenhurst's 2017 OMPF allocation is $1,780,500, which is the equivalent of 15% of the Town's municipal property tax revenue.
  • This exceeds the Town's 2016 OMPF by $146,500 and payments received in 2004 by $1,515,500.
  • The estimated total benefit of the 2017 provincial uploads for the District of Muskoka is $9,369,700, which is the equivalent of 6% of all municipal property tax revenue in the District.

Table A: Total 2017 OMPF

A Total 2017 OMPF $1,780,500
1. Assessment Equalization Grant -
2. Northern Communities Grant -
3. Rural Communities Grant $1,125,000
4. Northern and Rural Fiscal Circumstances Grant $655,500
5. Transitional Assistance -

Table B: Upper-Tier 2017 Provincial Uploads

B Upper-Tier 2017 Provincial Uploads
The estimated total benefit of the 2017 provincial uploads for the District of Muskoka is $9,369,700.
The removal of these costs off the property tax base benefits all taxpayers within the District of Muskoka, including those residing in the Town of Gravenhurst.

Table C: Other Ongoing Provincial Support

C Other Ongoing Provincial Support n/a
1. Public Health n/a
2. Land Ambulance n/a

Table D: Key OMPF Data Inputs

D Key OMPF Data Inputs
1. Households 8,458
2. Total Weighted Assessment per Household $386,936
3. Rural and Small Community Measure 100.0%
4. Farm Area Measure 2.1%
5. Northern and Rural Municipal Fiscal Circumstances Index 5.7
6. 2017 Guaranteed Level of Support 90.1%
7. 2016 OMPF (Line A from 2016 Allocation Notice) $1,634,000

2017 OMPF Allocation Notice - Line Item Descriptions

A – The OMPF grants are described in detail in the 2017 OMPF Technical Guide - this document can be found on the Ministry of Finance's website at: http://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/budget/ompf/2017

A5 – If applicable, reflects the amount of transitional support provided to assist the municipality in adjusting to the redesigned OMPF program.


B – Information regarding the 2017 provincial uploads for the District of Muskoka can be found in the accompanying 2017 Upload Notice Insert.


C1 – The estimated 2017 municipal benefit resulting from the upload of public health costs from a provincial share of 50 per cent in 2004 to 75 per cent in 2007. In two-tier systems, this benefit is identified at the upper-tier level. Actual municipal savings may not correspond with the Allocation Notice due to budget approvals made by the local Board of Health. Municipalities may provide additional funding beyond their obligated cost share or receive additional savings through other provincial grants for public health programs and initiatives. Any additional municipal funding or savings are not included in the calculation of the public health figure.

C2 – The estimated 2017 municipal benefit of the Province's 50 per cent share of land ambulance funding relative to its share in 2005. This incremental increase in land ambulance funding delivers on the Province's commitment to strengthen land ambulance services and maintain the 50:50 sharing of land ambulance costs. In two-tier systems, this benefit is identified at the upper-tier level.


D2 – Refers to the total assessment for a municipality weighted by the tax ratio for each class of property (including payments in lieu of property taxes retained by the municipality) divided by the total number of households.

D3 – Represents the proportion of a municipality's population residing in rural areas or small communities. For additional information, see the 2017 OMPF Technical Guide.

D4 – Represents the percentage of a municipality's land area comprised of farm land. Additional details regarding the calculation of the Farm Area Measure are provided in the 2017 OMPF Technical Guide.

D5 – The northern and rural Municipal Fiscal Circumstances Index (MFCI) measures a municipality's fiscal circumstances relative to other northern and rural municipalities in the province, and ranges from 0 to 10. A lower MFCI corresponds to relatively positive fiscal circumstances, whereas a higher MFCI corresponds to more challenging fiscal circumstances. For additional information, see the 2017 OMPF Technical Guide.

D6 – Represents the guaranteed level of support the municipality will receive from the Province through the 2017 OMPF. For additional information, see the 2017 OMPF Technical Guide.

D7 – 2016 OMPF allocation

Note: Provincial funding and other ongoing provincial support initiatives rounded to multiples of $100.

Ontario Ministry of Finance
Provincial-Local Finance Division Issued: November 2016