The Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF) is the Province's main general assistance grant to municipalities.

The program primarily supports northern and rural municipalities across the province. Its objectives are to:

  • recognize the challenges of northern and rural municipalities, while targeting funding to those with more challenging fiscal circumstances
  • support areas with limited property assessment
  • assist municipalities that are adjusting to year-over-year funding changes.

2023 OMPF

For 2023, the government is maintaining the overall structure and funding envelope of the OMPF.

The 2023 OMPF will provide a total of $500 million to 389 municipalities across the province.

The program will continue to be responsive to municipal circumstances through annual data updates and related adjustments.

The following outlines the core grant components and transitional assistance of the 2023 OMPF.

Grant Component 2023 OMPF ($ Millions)
Assessment Equalization149
Northern Communities89
Rural Communities154
Northern and Rural Fiscal Circumstances93
Transitional Assistance16

Note: Figures are rounded.

Consistent with prior years, Transitional Assistance will continue to ensure that municipalities in northern Ontario receive at least 90 per cent of their 2022 OMPF allocation, and municipalities in southern Ontario receive at least 85 per cent.

2023 Minimum Levels of Support
(Per Cent of 2022 OMPF Allocation)
Northern Ontario90%
Southern Ontario85%

Municipalities in all regions of the province with the most challenging fiscal circumstances will continue to have their funding enhanced up to 100 per cent of the prior year's allocation.

Additional Information

For additional information, or for other general inquiries about the program, email your query and contact information to: info.ompf@ontario.ca.

2022 OMPF

For details on the 2022 OMPF program, click here.