To ensure our funding best serves Canadian municipalities, the Green Municipal Fund (GMF) occasionally makes updates to application criteria, deadlines and other key components of our funding products. Read below to learn about the latest changes.
Advanced funding disbursement now available for GMF plans, studies and pilot projects
SEPTEMBER 24, 2019 - GMF now offers advanced grant payments for plans, studies and pilot projects, where available.*
Contact us to find out if your municipality qualifies.
*Conditions apply. Not applicable to Quebec municipalities.
Brownfield capital projects now offers grant with loan option
SEPTEMBER 24, 2019 - GMF may offer grants to be combined with our existing low-interest loans for brownfield capital projects. Funding amount is determined on a per-project basis. Learn more.
Staff costs now eligible for reimbursement through GMF plans, studies and pilot projects
SEPTEMBER 24, 2019 - Internal costs incurred by grant recipients, to allocate time to work on the initiative by their permanent or contract employees, are now eligible for reimbursement for GMF plans, studies and pilot projects.*
* For private entities, the proportion of eligible internal staff costs is limited to 10 per cent of total budget costs.
New maximum amounts for GMF pilot projects
AUGUST 29, 2019 - GMF now offers up to $500,000 to cover up to 50 per cent of eligible costs for pilot projects.
Municipalities with a population of 20,000 or less, including municipal partners, may qualify to receive up to 80 per cent of eligible costs.
Interested in learning if your municipality qualifies? Contact us.
Learn more about pilot projects.
GMF capital projects moving to a continuous application process
AUGUST 2, 2019 - As of April 1, 2020, GMF will accept capital project applications on a continuous, year-round basis. While we prepare for this change, you can still download and submit the capital projects initial review form at any time. Application forms will be provided to eligible applicants after April 1, 2020.
Learn more about capital projects