FAQs: Applications, Eligibility and Financing
When can I apply for funding?
How can I find out whether my initiative is eligible?
The easiest and fastest way to determine whether you and your initiative are eligible for funding is to contact an FCM advisor. Applicants with capital projects in the energy, transportation, waste and water sectors must complete an initial review form. GMF staff will assess your project's eligibility prior to providing a complete funding application form. Brownfield capital projects are exempt from the initial review process.
Who is eligible for GMF funding?
Can we start our initiative before our funding application is approved?
Yes, but any costs you incur will only be eligible for GMF reimbursement as of the date we receive your complete application if your initiative is approved for funding.
What costs are eligible and when do they become eligible?
If your application is approved, costs become eligible as of the date that we receive your complete application. Costs incurred to hire a consultant to prepare the application form are also eligible up to 90 days before the date we receive your application. Eligible costs are partially reimbursed.
Please see our eligible and ineligible costs for plans, feasibility studies, pilot projects and capital projects. Contact us for more details about our eligible cost dates and reimbursement procedures.
Are GMF funds considered federal funds? Can they be combined with federal contributions?
GMF funds are not considered federal funds, they are considered municipal funds. They can therefore be combined with federal funding in a jointly funded municipal project. However, when grants or contributions are committed by a Government of Canada program for engineering studies, audit studies or feasibility studies, these costs are not eligible for GMF funding.