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Ontario Provides over $16 Million in Funding for Nipissing Municipalities

November 2, 2020

NIPISSING – Today, Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing announced that via the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF), the Ontario government is providing over $16 million for municipalities in Nipissing.

“Our government will continue to work in collaboration with municipal governments to build a strong foundation for Ontario’s long-term economic recovery, and to improve the quality of life for the people across the province,” said Vic Fedeli, MPP Nipissing.

The Ontario government is delivering on its commitment to maintain the $500 million program envelope and structure for the 2021 OMPF. As a result, there is NO change in the formula. Depending on shifts in population and other markers, there maybe modest movement for individual municipalities.

The 2021 OMPF will provide a $5 million enhancement to further support northern and rural municipalities. This includes a $3 million increase to the Northern and Rural Fiscal Circumstances Grant to further support northern and rural municipalities with challenging fiscal circumstances and a $2 million increase to the Rural Communities Grant to further support rural municipalities with the highest levels of farmland.

The OMPF is the Province’s main general assistance grant that supports 389 municipalities, with a special emphasis on northern and rural communities. This funding is intended to provide municipalities with flexibility to address the needs of their communities, based on their own local priorities.

Maintaining the existing funding envelope and structure of the OMPF program for 2021 fulfills a commitment made by Premier Doug Ford during the Association of Municipalities of Ontario’s annual conference in August 2020.

Total investment in communities across the Nipissing District are as follows:

Municipality and/or Regional Government 2021 Allocation
North Bay            $10,094,200
Bonfield                 $657,700
Callander                 $576,700
Calvin                 $191,000
Chisholm                 $517,100
East Ferris                 $840,300
Mattawa              $1,315,600
Mattawan                   $54,900
Nipissing                 $619,000
Papineau-Cameron                 $326,900
Powassan              $1,029,300

QUICK FACTS

  • The OMPF recognizes the challenges of northern and rural municipalities, while targeting funding to those with more challenging fiscal circumstances. The program also supports areas with limited property assessment; and assists municipalities that are adjusting to year-over-year funding changes.
  • The Ontario government, in partnership with the federal government, is providing up to $4 billion in one-time assistance to Ontario’s municipalities and transit systems as part of the Safe Restart Agreement.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

For more information, or to arrange an interview, contact:

Keri Buttle
Constituency Office
(705) 474-8340
keri.buttle@pc.ola.org


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