Local municipalities see little change in provincial grants

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Municipalities in North Renfrew will see their funding in provincial grants remain fairly steady next year.

However, there are still wide gaps in funding, with local municipalities receiving less than half of other towns and townships in the county.

The province’s Ministry of Finance released the 2022 allocations to municipalities under the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF).

Total funding for the program will remain flat in 2022 at $500 million for the third year in a row.

However, the province continues to shift funding based on a new formula.

The Association of Municipalities of Ontario said the changes in funding “demonstrate a continued effort to distribute OMPF allocations based on need and the specific fiscal challenges of different types of municipalities.”

Locally, Deep River will see its funding rise slightly from $320,400 in 2021 to $320,500 in 2022, or $160 per household.

That’s down from a high of $902,400 in 2011, or more than $450 per household….

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