A number of communities within the Muskoka and Parry Sound regions are benefitting from provincial assistance grants.

The Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund is providing $8,039,900 to the District of Muskoka, Huntsville, Lake of Bays, Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Town of Muskoka Lakes.

A dozen towns in Parry Sound and area will be getting a total of $11,610,200. The total amount for the two areas is $19,650,100.

The money is used to support areas that have limited property assessment, and are located in rural or northern locations.  It’s typically considered general revenue and spent where it’s needed.

According to the OMPF website, the funding formula is staying the same as 2018 levels.

 

Muskoka and area amounts

Bracebridge $1,602,800

District of Muskoka $387,800

Gravenhurst $1,935,400

Huntsville $1,814,100

Lake of Bays $818,800

Town of Muskoka Lakes $1,481,000

 

Total $8,039,900

 

Parry Sound and area amounts

Kearney $697,400

Magnetewan $1,107,800

McKellar $741,100

Parry Sound $1,837,500

Seguin $1,972,000

Strong $497,000

Sundridge $457,000

Township of Archipelago $1,364,200

Township of Armour $687,700

Township of Carling $722,300

Village of Burk’s Falls $568,800

Whitestone $957,400

Total $11,610,200