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An Analysis of Federal Transfers to Canada’s Local Governments in 2018

An Analysis of Federal Transfers to Canada’s Local Governments in 2018

Using the Government of Canada’s Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat’s Proactive Disclosure of Grants and Contributions, PSD has conducted a formal analysis of all federal grant and direct contribution funding that was issued to municipalities across Canada for the 2018 year. This analysis excludes passthrough funding that was allocated to organizations for redistribution purposes or secondary grants – such as through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities – as well as passthrough funding allocated to provincial governments for municipal initiatives. Instead, this analysis only focuses on direct funding interactions between the federal government and municipal governments and local municipal government associations. In total, the Government of Canada issued 703 grants and direct contributions in 2018. The total amount of funding issued was $323.5 million