Ontario Announces Municipalities’ 2022 Funding Under the $500 Million Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund

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

WOODSTOCK — The Ontario government is announcing 2022 funding allocations under the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF), the Province’s main general assistance grant to municipalities.

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

The total funding allocated to municipalities in Oxford is $4,675,900.

  • Township of East Zorra-Tavistock will receive $726,500
  • Township of Zorra will receive $789,200
  • Township of South-West Oxford will receive $734,300
  • Township of Norwich will receive $966,700
  • Township of Blandford-Blenheim will receive $605,100
  • Town of Tillsonburg will receive $653,60
  • Town of Ingersoll will receive $172,700
  • City of Woodstock will receive $27,800

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.”