News Release July 11, 2018
The City has modified its Outdoor Maintenance Subsidy Program (formerly known as Yard Maintenance Subsidy Program) by increasing the yearly subsidy amount to $350 – up from $200. The program has also been expanded to include all yard maintenance work in the spring and summer (e.g., weed removal, leaf cleanup, hedge trimming, etc.), rather than grass cutting only. Eligible residents in Mississauga can claim expenses on a per-household, per-year basis for the cost of yard maintenance, as well as snow clearing in the winter.
The changes will take effect in 2019 and will also include:
- The subsidy period will change from “April 1 to March 31” to “January 1 to December 31”, aligning with the calendar year.
- Applications will be due annually by March 31 following the subsidy year. For example, applications for the 2019 subsidy year will be due on March 31, 2020.
- Spouses of eligible applicants who live in the household can apply for the program.
In addition, the subsidy for the current period of April 1 to December 31, 2018 will be pro-rated and increased to $260.