Municipal Policing Assistance Grant Program

The objectives of the Municipal Policing Assistance Grant Program (MPAG) are to help communities better meet the costs of policing services, and support government's commitment to address the financial impact of policing on municipalities.  The municipality is expected to use the funds to ensure it has adequate and effective policing and policing oversight, assist in implementation of provincial policing initiatives, and/or enhance policing services to its residents.

All municipalities that pay for their own policing qualify for this program. Recipients must provide reports on how the grant funds were used. 

The grant is issued annually to all eligible municipalities and no application is required.


MPAG financial assistance for 2012-2013 and onwards is based on the following thresholds:

  • Towns and cities with a population from 5,001 to 16,666 receive a $200,000 base payment plus an additional $8.00 per capita.
  • Cities and urban service areas with a population from 16,667 to 50,000 receive a $100,000 base payment plus $14.00 per capita.
  • Cities and urban service areas with a population over 50,000 receive grants of $16.00 per capita.

Download "2016 Municipal Affairs Population List" (PDF)

MPAG reporting due dates

2017-2018

  • Reporting Period - January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017 - Report Due by March 31, 2018