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Over $16.5 Million in Funding for Nipissing Municipalities

October 21, 2021

Ontario provides early notice and much-needed stability to municipalities for 2022

NIPISSING – Today, Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing announced that through the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF), the Ontario government is proving over $16.5 million for municipalities in Nipissing.

“Our government recognizes the importance of the OMPF to communities across the province,” said Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing. “I am pleased that municipalities in Nipissing will continue to benefit from this important provincial program.”

Ontario has been consulting with municipalities on their priorities for the OMPF. Throughout these discussions, municipal partners have stressed the importance of stability and predictability, particularly during these uncertain times. Ontario is responding by maintaining both the structure of the OMPF and the program envelope at $500 million for 2022, as committed at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario’s annual conference in August 2021.

“Predictable and timely financial support from the Province is essential for budget planning in small and rural municipalities,” said AMO President Graydon Smith. “The early rollout of stable 2022 Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund allocations sets the stage for effective budget planning for the for year ahead.”

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

Municipality and/or Regional Government 2022 Allocation
North Bay $10,353,400
Bonfield $662,200
Callander $580,400
Calvin $189,500
Chisholm $515,800
East Ferris $843,600
Mattawa $1,315,600
Mattawan $53,700
Nipissing $629,400
Papineau-Cameron $331,300
Powassan $1031,100

QUICK FACTS

  • The OMPF supports 389 municipalities across the province. The funding provided through the program is unconditional and can be used to support the local priorities and specific needs of each community.
  • The Ontario government recognizes the unique challenges of northern and rural municipalities, while targeting funding to those facing difficult fiscal circumstances. The program supports areas with limited property assessment; and assists municipalities that are adjusting to year-over-year funding changes.

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