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Municipal Operating Grant Allocations

Municipal Operating Grant Allocations
Department of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs
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Municipalities of Newfoundland and Labrador
Budget 2013 announced the implementation of a new Municipal Operating Grant (MOG) formula. This new formula utilizes a municipality's or Inuit Community Government's number of occupied households from their 2011 Census and a Remoteness Index.
Economics and Statistics Branch, Department of Finance
Open Data Newfoundland and Labrador
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Caveats/Notes for Use:

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.


Downloadable File(s):

TitleRevisionFormatRevision DateFile size (bytes)Action
Municipal Operating Grant Allocations1CSV2015-01-2914 KB (13882 bytes)Download file
Calculation Steps1Text file2015-01-291 KB (877 bytes)Download file