2022 OMPF Allocations Announced

October 21, 2021

The Ministry of Finance has issued allocation notices for the 2022 Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF). As previously announced at the AMO Conference in August, the total funding envelope will remain at $500 million. These dollars are distributed to 389 municipal governments across the province and provide unconditional operating support for local frontline services. This early announcement of the 2022 OMPF allocations is much appreciated.

For 2022, a further $2 million is being targeting to rural farming municipalities through an enhancement to the Rural Communities Grant. This will provide up to an additional $5 per household to municipalities with the highest levels of farmland.

Letters to Heads of Council and Treasurers have been sent at this time and the allocation notices may also be viewed on the Ministry’s website.  The Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF) provides unconditional operating support from the province to municipal governments. It uses an equalization approach to address fiscal challenges in rural and northern communities, with funding based on various community fiscal health indicators.

Historical OMPF Allocations (in millions of $):

Component

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Assessment Equalization Grant

149

149

149

149

149

149

149

149

Northern Communities Grant

79

84

84

89

89

89

89

89

Rural Communities Grant

138

143

148

150

150

150

152

154

Northern and Rural Fiscal Circumstances Grant

55

67

82

89

89

89

92

93

Transitional and Stabilization Grants (incl. Northern & Rural Social Program)

94

61

41

33

28

23

18

16

TOTAL OMPF

*Numbers may not add up due to rounding.

515

505

505

510

505

500

500

500*

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