The 2012 budget announced plans to scale back the total funding envelop according to this schedule.

As in previous unconditional funding reviews, input and advice from the municipal sector occurred in many ways. In June, AMO assembled a group of twenty municipal treasurers from across the province to:

  • reflect the diversity of recipient communities to the Ministry of Finance; and
  • demonstrate shared municipal considerations, concerns, and opportunities for the future of the Fund.
AMO also engaged three former municipal treasurers with strong practical experience in northern and rural Ontario to provide on-going technical input to the Ministry. The Technical Group had all participated in previous unconditional grant reviews.