GMF works with municipalities and their partners to ensure land is protected, restored, used, and managed responsibly.

We give local governments access to innovative, technically and economically viable environmentally sustainable solutions to their land use challenges. By leveraging our funding and training, GMF provides municipalities the means and resources to lead the transition to sustainable Canadian communities.

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What We Fund

  • Brownfield site remediation
  • Renewable energy production on brownfields
  • Sustainable neighborhood action plans
  • On-site or off-site treatment of contaminated soils, groundwater, or other materials

How it can help 

Implement land use solutions that deliver triple-bottom-line benefits to your residents:

  • Restore sites to economically productive use
  • Remove soil and groundwater contaminants
  • Increase green spaces in your community

Benefits

  • Prevent risk to the environment and human health
  • Increase quality of life for residents
  • Increase residents’ access to parks and community spaces
  • Boost area property values
  • Reduce urban sprawl, provide space for new housing
  • Create attractive, livable neighborhoods
Available Funding
Access funding to help you return contaminated land to productive use.
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Plan: Community brownfield action plan

We will fund the creation of a plan that identifies and prioritizes opportunities to revitalize your community’s brownfields. This funding helps Canadian cities and communities of all sizes plan to remediate and rehabilitate their brownfields.

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Study: Site remediation or risk management

We fund feasibility studies of initiatives that have the potential to bring a brownfield site back into economically productive use. This funding helps Canadian cities and communities of all sizes remediate their brownfield sites.

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Capital project: Brownfield site redevelopment

We fund capital projects for initiatives that bring a brownfield site back into economically productive use. You can access brownfield-specific funding if your initiative will be constructed on a remediated brownfield site and it meets the requirements of a capital project listed in our funding library under energy, transportation, waste or water.

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Pilot project: Renewable energy production on a brownfield

We fund pilot projects for initiatives that generate renewable energy on a brownfield site, with or without its remediation. This funding helps Canadian cities and communities of all sizes use brownfield sites to create economic and environmental benefits.

Featured resources
Gain the knowledge, tools, and support you need to undertake and execute sustainable land use solutions.
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Brownfield Roadmaps

The Brownfield Roadmaps have been developed to help municipalities and their private-sector partners better understand how to redevelop brownfields in their communities.

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Report: Sustainable land use practices in Canadian municipalities

A snapshot of emerging trends, key issues and best practices in sustainable land use.

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Email series: Fostering brownfield redevelopment in your community

Learn what brownfield redevelopment opportunities you have in your community by joining our eight-week email series.

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Leadership in Brownfield Renewal network

Working on a brownfield project? FCM’s LiBRe network connects you with peers from cities and communities of all sizes across the country who are pledging to remediate and redevelop brownfield sites.

Successful Projects
Read about real-world implementations of municipal sustainable land use projects.
Have a question?

Contact our Programs Outreach team for more information on available land use funding and eligibility.

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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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