*Important update*  

Since launching, FCM’s Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP) has received an exceptional number of applications for its Asset management grants for municipalities. This is a clear indication that Canadian municipalities are eager to improve their asset management practices with the support of MAMP funding and resources.  

Due to overwhelming interest, FCM will be closing its call for applications. If your municipality is already in the process of developing a grant application, we invite you to apply by midnight EDT, July 15, 2022.   

FCM will fund as many grant applications as possible on a first-come, first-serve basis. After all funding has been allocated, we will stop processing applications. We will notify applicants if additional funding becomes available. All applications received between now and the deadline will receive a funding decision by December 31, 2022. All funded projects must be completed by September 30, 2023.  

Currently, we do not foresee reopening the call for applications. Any applications received after the deadline will not be reviewed.  

Together with our partners, the Municipal Asset Management Program continues to offer training across Canada. Improve your asset management knowledge and skills by enrolling in an online asset management training or explore training offered across the country by one of FCM’s Municipal Asset Management Program’s many partner organizations.  

We also offer a wealth of resources dedicated to supporting municipalities to improve their asset management approach and practices. Visit our resource library to discover guides, tools, case studies and videos that will help your municipality advance its asset management activities. 

About the grants

Municipalities deliver essential services and infrastructure that support Canadians’ quality of life. From the roads and bridges that keep people and goods moving, to the treatment plants that make our water safe to drink, local governments are building better lives for residents.

We are offering grants to help your municipality strengthen its asset management practices. This will help you make the most of every infrastructure dollar. It will help you secure the future of your transportation systems, drinking water and wastewater systems, buildings and other key infrastructure. It will equip you to continue providing your community with reliable services and a high quality of life.

FCM’s Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP) funding will be especially helpful if you are a small or medium-sized community.

Watch this brief video to learn more about this our funding and determine whether your municipality qualifies, then read our application guide below for details on how to apply.

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Who do we fund?

Canadian municipal governments

Apply on your own or team up with another municipality to qualify for an increased percentage of funding support. You can apply if you’ve previously received MAMP funding, but read the application guide for details on second-time applicants. Quebec applicants must submit their application to Quebec's Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l’Habitation first.

Municipal partners (applying in association with a municipal government):

  • A municipally owned corporation
  • A regional, provincial or territorial organization delivering municipal services
  • An Indigenous community with an infrastructure-related, shared service agreement with a municipal government
  • A not-for-profit organization that focuses on municipal services

Which projects do we fund?

We fund a broad spectrum of asset management-related activities:

  • Asset management assessments
  • Development of asset management plans, policies and strategies
  • Asset-related data collection and reporting
  • Asset management training and organizational development
  • Knowledge transfer around asset management

Don't see your project listed here? Contact us to discuss the possibilities.

Deadline to apply

Due to overwhelming interest, FCM will be closing its call for applications. If your municipality is already in the process of developing a grant application, we invite you to apply by midnight EDT, July 15, 2022.

All funded projects must be completed by September 30, 2023. 

How much funding is available?

  • 80% of total eligible project costs, to a maximum of $50,000 for individual applications
  • 90% of total eligible project costs, to a maximum of $50,000 for applicants:
    • With 1,000 citizens or less
    • Who are an Indigenous community with a shared service agreement
    • Who are one of two or more applicants applying to complete a collaborative project
What’s the application process?
  1. Download and read the application guide

  2. Then download and read the Asset Management Readiness Scale (PDF), and complete the Asset Management Readiness scale self-assessment tool (excel file). Your project should help your municipality improve in at least one of the five competencies described in this document.

  3. Next, if you require assistance, contact an FCM advisor. They can answer any questions you may have about your application:

    1-877-997-9926 | 613-907-6208 | programs@fcm.ca

  4. Finally, download and complete your application form and submit, including the following documents (please open these links using Internet Explorer) :

Important note about the application form: Please use Internet Explorer when you click to open the Application form. You will need to download the form to your computer (even if the file appears blank when you open it online). Once the PDF form is downloaded, please open it using Adobe Reader. When you are ready to submit your application form, you may receive an error message, to successfully submit the form you must select ‘’trust this document one time only’’ and click the ‘’Submit’’ button in your application form.

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This initiative is offered through the Municipal Asset Management Program, which is delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.

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