: Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF)


2020 OMPF

2020 Overview

The OMPF is the Province’s main general assistance grant to municipalities.

The program primarily supports northern and rural municipalities across the province. Its objectives are to:

  • recognize the challenges of northern and rural municipalities, while targeting funding to those with more challenging fiscal circumstances;
  • support areas with limited property assessment; and
  • assist municipalities that are adjusting to year-over-year funding changes.

For 2020, the government is maintaining the OMPF structure as it was in 2019, while allowing for annual data updates and related grant parameter adjustments, in keeping with the program’s responsiveness to changing municipal circumstances.

The Transitional Assistance component of the program is also remaining the same, and will continue to adjust as fewer municipalities require this funding.

Consistent with prior years, Transitional Assistance will ensure that the 2020 funding guarantee for municipalities in northern Ontario will be at least 90 per cent of their 2019 OMPF allocation, and for municipalities in southern Ontario will be at least 85 per cent of their 2019 OMPF allocation.

2020 Minimum Levels of Support (Per Cent of 2019 OMPF Allocation)
Northern Ontario 90%
Southern Ontario 85%

Municipalities with the most challenging fiscal circumstances will continue to have their funding enhanced up to 100 per cent of the prior year’s allocation.

Additional Information

For additional information or for other general inquiries about the program, email your query and contact information to: info.ompf@ontario.ca.