126.3. A regional county municipality may enter into agreements with government departments or bodies and, if applicable, other partners concerning its role and responsibilities in relation to the exercise of the powers conferred on it by section 126.2, in particular to implement regional priorities and adapt government activities to regional characteristics.
The regional county municipality administers the funds entrusted to it under the agreements and has all the powers necessary to carry them out.
Such an agreement may, to the extent it stipulates, allow a departure from the Municipal Aid Prohibition Act (chapter I-15). However, the total value of the assistance granted to the same beneficiary may not exceed $150,000 at any time within a 12-month period, unless the Minister of Municipal Affairs, Regions and Land Occupancy and the Minister of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade jointly authorize a higher limit.