Are you from a municipality or municipal partner? Do you have a creative solution to an environmental challenge? FCM’s Green Municipal Fund (GMF) can help.

GMF is a leader in driving local green innovation across the country. Through our unique mix of training, resources and funding, we can help you design and implement your sustainability initiative—from water conservation to green transportation to energy efficiency.

Since 2000, we’ve financed more than 1,310 municipal sustainability initiatives, helping to build better lives for millions of Canadians from coast to coast to coast. GMF projects have cut 2.6 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions—the equivalent of taking 594,000 cars off the road.

Federal budget 2019 significantly expands the work of GMF. That means new opportunities for you to make your residents’ lives more secure and affordable. In the coming months, watch for three major new initiatives that can help you:

  • make affordable and social housing units more energy efficient;
  • support home energy projects to make homes more affordable and energy efficient;
  • support activities that reduce greenhouse gas emissions from large community buildings.

Few investments deliver better returns that those the Government of Canada has made in GMF. Budget 2019 is a clear vote of confidence in local leaders—and in FCM. Municipalities influence roughly half of Canada’s GHG emissions, so scaling up local solutions is key to meeting Canada’s national climate goals. 

Quick facts
municipal sustainability initiatives approved
$862 mil.
worth of approved sustainability initiatives
2.6 mil.
tonnes of greenhouse gases avoided
person-years of employment created across the country
$3 billion
total additional investments leveraged by municipalities
Funding opportunities
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Case studies
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Program initiatives
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Green Municipal Fund Strategic Plan

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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.

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The Green Municipal Fund is a $1 billion program, delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.

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