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Fund your municipality's bold environmental projects

Our signature initiative funding helps Canadian cities and communities of all sizes implement leading-edge solutions that get impressive environmental results.

Funding is available to Canadian municipalities and their partners for highly innovative and impactful environmental projects that improve municipal service delivery while reducing GHG emissions and protecting the air, water or land.

We fund municipal projects end to end, from feasibility studies to pilot and capital projects.

Next steps

1. Click on the 'Learn more' buttons below to read about the type of projects we fund.

2. If your project fits one of them, fill in the contact us form below. 

3. We’ll reach out to confirm whether you qualify. If you do, you can apply.

Feasibility studies

Pilot projects

Capital projects

Low-interest loan of up to $10 M and grant worth up to 15% of the loan, covering up to 80% of eligible costs

Grant of up to $350,000 to cover up to 50% of eligible costs

Grant of up to $175,000 to cover up to 50% of eligible costs

Who can apply?

  1. All Canadian municipal governments;
  2. Their project partners, including:
  • Private sector entities
  • Indigenous communities
  • Municipally owned corporations
  • A regional, provincial or territorial organization delivering municipal services
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Not-for-profit organizations
  • Research institutes (e.g., universities)

What are the benefits of our funding?

It's convenient.

  • It’s accessible. Our application process is simple and user-friendly.
  • It’s stackable. Combine our funding with money from any other funders.        
  • It’s free/low-interest. We offer grants for studies and pilot projects, and grants combined with loans for capital projects. Our loans have fixed rates and lower interest rates than most banks.

It reduces your risks.

  • Test cutting-edge technology and models (any sector, any solution).
  • Access free peer review before your project begins.
  • Affirm your business case and environmental, social, and financial outcomes.
  • Solve environmental challenges.
  • Secure your municipality’s ability to deliver critical services.   

It supports early adopters.

  • We welcome technical and non-technical innovations (e.g., innovative financing mechanisms, policy solutions, green skills training).
  • There are no pre-set environmental thresholds to meet.
  • We support a great diversity of projects.
  • You can help other municipalities access better solutions.

Think you have an eligible project?

Go back up to the 'Learn more' buttons and read about the projects we fund. If your project fits one of them, submit the form below. We'll connect to confirm whether you qualify. If you do, you can apply.

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