CK Gets Provincial Funding Increase

Chatham-Kent will benefit from a $332,100 increase in financial assistance from the province next year through the Ontario Municipal Partnership Program (OMPF), bringing the annual total received to $20,019,000.

“The OMPF is the main general assistance grant to small and rural municipalities,” said Gord Quinton, Chatham-Kent’s Chief Financial Officer. He said the increase is a result of the province slowly phasing out allocations to municipalities that no longer qualify for the funding.

“It’s a recognition by the province that rural municipalities such as Chatham-Kent have a higher cost of infrastructure per population,” he said. “This is welcome news as we face a very challenging 2022 municipal budget with a high inflation impact.”

“Municipal governments are not allowed to run deficits,” Quinton said. “The Province provides these funds to help municipalities such as Chatham-Kent balance their budget without additional property taxation”

For more information contact:

Gord Quinton
Chief Financial Officer / Treasurer
GM, Finance, Budget, Information Technology & Transformation
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
519-360-1998 x 3114

Media Contact:
Jim Blake
Communications Officer
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
519-360-1998 x 3624