FCM’s Green Municipal Fund (GMF) is a leader in driving local green innovation across the country. Since 2000, we’ve helped bring more than 1,250 municipal sustainability initiatives to life—improving the quality of life of millions of Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast.

Through our unique mix of training, resources and funding, we help municipalities and their partners plan, design and implement sustainability initiatives—from water conservation to green transportation to energy efficiency. Whether you’re looking for guidance on tackling a local environmental issue, or need funding for your latest capital project, GMF can help at every stage of the sustainability process. 

Over nearly two decades, GMF projects have cut 2.5 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions—the equivalent of taking 571,000 cars off the road. GMF’s carefully selected projects also offer important economic and social benefits. By raising local capacity, we’re creating good jobs, updating aging infrastructure and building more livable communities for Canadians. Not only that, our projects have attracted $3 billion in additional investments—in our communities, and in a more sustainable Canada. 

Few investments deliver better returns that those the Government of Canada has made in GMF. GMF demonstrates what’s possible when you empower local sustainability leaders. With municipalities influencing roughly half of Canada’s GHG emissions, scaling up local solutions is key to meeting Canada’s national climate goals. 

Quick facts
1,250
municipal sustainability initiatives approved
$862 mil.
worth of approved sustainability initiatives
2.5 mil.
tonnes of greenhouse gases avoided
9,905
person-years of employment created across the country
$3 billion
total additional investments leveraged by municipalities
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Funded projects database

Learn about hundreds of initiatives we’ve funded since 2000. Read summaries and final reports about each initiative’s business case and its social and economic benefits.

Case studies
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Green Municipal Fund Strategic Plan

Learn about the Green Municipal Fund's long-term vision and objectives for 2018-2023.

Funding for exceptional municipal environmental projects

We fund highly innovative and impactful municipal environmental projects that go beyond standard practice. If you have a leading-edge initiative that has particularly strong environmental, economic and social benefits, contact us to learn whether it's eligible for funding.

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The Green Municipal Fund is a $625 million program, delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.

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