KAWARTHA LAKES-Municipalities in Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock will receive $15,671,800 in funding allocations to provide them with flexibility to address the needs of their communities, based on their own local priorities according to MPP Laurie Scott.
The Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF) is the Province’s main general assistance grant, that supports 389 municipalities, with a special emphasis on northern and rural communities.
“The OMPF is an important source of revenue for municipalities in HKLB and our government will continue to support the economic recovery through this local, stable, and adaptable funding,” said Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock.
The program 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; and
- assist municipalities that are adjusting to year-over-year funding changes.
Of the $15,6 million, Kawartha Lakes is set to receive $7.3 million.
Officials say the funding is in addition to the over $8 million in provincial assistance for the first round of emergency funding under the Safe Restart Agreement which was provided to local communities across Haliburton-Kawartha Lake-Brock in response to the COVID 19 pandemic.
The City has not yet announced how it will used the funds.