Grants to provide asset management training
In 2019, we will issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) offering grants to partner organizations to provide asset management training and assistance. Eligible activities will take place between January 2020 and June 2021 and focus on activities to help groups of municipalities learn and advance their asset management practices together.
FCM offers grants to non-profit organizations to provide asset management training, knowledge resources and information sharing activities to Canadian cities and communities of all sizes. Learn about eligible activities, available grants and how to apply below.
Learn more about what our existing partner organizations are doing to help municipalities gain asset management knowledge and skills.
Note: These grants are not available directly to municipalities. Learn more about funding designed for municipalities.
Coming soon: Request for Proposals to deliver group asset management training
In 2019, we will be inviting all interested non-profit organizations to respond to our RFP to organize and deliver asset management training and knowledge sharing activities to Canadian municipalities. The timeframe for the delivery of these activities takes place from January 2020 to June 2021, in a phased approach.
Partner organizations that receive grants will:
- Plan, coordinate and lead training programs for a group of municipalities working towards similar asset management goals.
- Partner organizations will organize meetings for collaborative learning and touch points between meetings for coaching.
- Partner organizations will need to provide evidence of their municipalities’ progress toward at least one outcome of one competency on the Asset Management Readiness Scale
- Develop materials for elected officials and candidates to better understand asset management.
Working with FCM, our partners will have the opportunity to:
- Provide municipality-focused training and education
- Integrate asset management practices with climate change considerations
- Build and leverage existing networks, such as communities of practice, working groups or associations, to share best practices
- Leverage existing asset management resources and tools
- Encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing of best practices across the country
Examples of eligible activities
We offer grants to partners who offer training programs and awareness building activities, including:
- Workshops and training along with the necessary tools and templates to proceed through a practical, hands on curriculum
- Peer learning activities
- Conference presentations and panels
- Coaching and mentoring
- Case studies
Who can apply
Grants are available to registered and incorporated Canadian not-for-profit non-governmental organizations, including:
- Provincial and territorial municipal associations
- Professional and industry associations
- Educational institutions
Eligible organizations must have a mandate to support municipalities, or have experience supporting the municipal sector in Canada, in addition to delivering training and knowledge sharing activities. Organizations must have experience delivering asset management-specific activities.
Organizations can subcontract organizations to deliver activities, including for-profit entities.