Steps used in the calculation of Municipal Operating Grant (MOG) allocations are available in the (MOG_CalculationSteps.txt) file below.
The Remoteness Index was developed by the Newfoundland & Labrador Statistics Agency as a means to measure a community's (municipality or Inuit Community Government) accessibility to various government and community services within the province. Formally, this index measures how accessible/remote a community is through a weighted average of its proximity to a number of general services as well as through the estimated daytime population during normal work hours. Both of these variables are created using advanced statistical techniques. It should be noted, however, that if the above calculation results in a community receiving less funding than it was allocated under the previous funding model, then the community's MOG will not change. No communities will receive less funding under this new model. Additionally, a cap was placed on the remoteness index value for Northern Labrador where all communities in that region received the same remote classification.