Grants of up to $500,000 to cover up to 80% of your eligible costs.

Who can apply
  • Canadian municipal governments (e.g., towns, cities, regions, districts and local boards thereof)
  • Municipally owned corporations, such as municipal housing service providers; or
  • Non-profit, mission-driven affordable housing providers, including cooperatives.
Deadline to apply

Applications are accepted year-round, though this offer will close when the annual funding has been allocated.

Thank you for your interest. We are no longer accepting initial proposals for pilot projects. Stay tuned for a new call for applications to be launched later this year.


We fund pilot projects to support the integration of leading-edge deep energy efficiency measures and onsite renewable energy generation for existing affordable housing retrofits and new builds.

Pilot projects assess innovative solutions in real-world conditions, including a small-scale version of a capital project, or a full-scale, replicable test of a novel approach. Your initiative is expected to demonstrate a high level of energy-efficiency performance and must evaluate innovative measures that have uncertainty around implementation, operations or energy savings. These projects can include solutions implemented in other jurisdictions with positive results that have yet to be tested in Canada.

Time to complete projects

Projects are typically expected to be completed within three years of FCM approval.


Funding is stackable with CHMC’s Co-Investment Fund and other initiatives of the National Housing Strategy, as well as programs available through the provinces or territories.

We reserve the right to make changes to eligibility criteria and the types of projects funded through this offer.

© 2022 Federation of Canadian Municipalities