*Important* changes to our grant application process

FCM’s Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP) has received an exceptional number of applications for its Asset management grants for municipalities since opening in May 2020. This is a clear indication that Canadian municipalities, particularly smaller municipalities, are eager to improve their asset management practices with the support of MAMP funding and resources.

To ensure that we continue to assess applications and provide funding quickly and efficiently, we are adjusting our application process. These changes do not impact applications already submitted or projects already approved for funding.

We are currently processing applications received prior to September 22, 2020 in the order they were received. A second call for applications period will begin on January 19, 2021.

Our Municipal Asset Management Program continues to offer training and resources to help your municipality on its asset management journey. Learn more about our resources and training.

 

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

We are not currently accepting applications. We are currently processing applications received prior to September 22, 2020 in the order they were received. A second application period will begin on January 19, 2021.

Projects must be completed within 12 months of receiving your funding approval notice.

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 (this form will be available beginning on January 19, 2021) and submit, including the following documents:
What comes next?

Are you looking for inspiration for projects or resources that can help you to develop your asset management approach? Check out these resources.
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Guide: Getting started with asset management in your municipality

Download the guide now and see how this tool can help your municipality get started on building asset management practices.

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Video: Why invest in asset management

Is your municipality struggling to plan for growth, the effects of climate change and infrastructure updates? Watch this video to see how asset management planning can help.

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Case studies: Asset management projects

Interested in applying for an asset management grant? Check out what asset management initiatives other communities have completed.

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Learning journey: Climate resilience and asset management

Discover how your community can combine its climate action and asset management approaches, with our learning journey. Watch a video and read our easy-to-understand factsheets and guide.

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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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