2023 Municipal Funding Allocation Model finalized

RPRA has finalized the Municipal Funding Allocation Model (MFAM) for 2023. The MFAM is used to distribute funding from stewards to municipalities, First Nations, and recycling associations that operate programs under Stewardship Ontario’s Blue Box Program Plan. The allocated municipal share of the 2023 Blue Box Steward Funding Obligation is $151.5 million.

For programs that are transitioning in 2023, the reported net cost of a program is calculated by using the number of days that program is active in the 2023 year divided by the total number of days in the year.

Payment installments have also been changed for programs that are transitioning. Municipalities will get checks up to the date they transition with one final installment being paid out after the transition date. It is important to note that the number of installments does not lower the amount of funding, only the number of payments. For example, a program transitioning on July 1, 2023, will have a payout of 181/365 of their total net cost and receive 2 installments, in June 2023 and September 2023.

Municipalities can find their 2023/24 payments on RPRA’s Blue Box Program webpage in the green box titled “Municipal Funding” on the right-hand side of the page under Municipal Funding Allocation Model.