Sioux Lookout to receive $1,481,700 in OMPF funding for 2024
Tim Brody - Editor
The provincial government is providing $500 million to support northern, rural and small municipalities in 2024 through the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF).
The funding will be distributed to 390 municipalities across the province to “help local priorities and specific community needs”, the provincial government shared in an Oct. 20 media release.
The Municipality of Sioux Lookout’s 2024 OMPF allocation will be $1,481,700.
“Maintaining a close relationship with our municipal partners is critical as we build a strong Ontario together,” said Peter Bethlenfalvy, Minister of Finance. “Our government recognizes the unique challenges northern, rural and small communities face. This is why the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund, along with other programs, are critical in building stronger and resilient communities across the province.”
“As municipalities begin annual budget planning this fall, ongoing economic uncertainty threatens their ability to make informed decisions for the long-term,” said Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) President Colin Best. “Stable and predictable funding like the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund remains critical to municipal governments who remain key partners in helping to build a strong Ontario.”