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Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program

Funding: Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program

The Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program provides funding to help Canadian cities and communities of all sizes adapt to the impacts of climate change and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

We offer project grants, as well as grants combined with training, for Canadian municipalities. Grants are also available for non-profit organizations to deliver training to municipalities.

Grants for Canadian cities and communities of all sizes

Plans and studies grants

Grants of up to $175,000 to develop plans and studies to reduce GHG emissions and help your community adapt to impacts of climate change, such as extreme temperatures, flooding and drought. Apply by January 2020. See list of eligible initiatives and how to apply

Capital project grants

Grant funding for municipalities to implement climate change initiatives. Funding is available for up to 80 per cent of costs of up to $1 million. Apply by January 2020. See list of eligible initiatives and how to apply

Climate change staff grants

Grant funding to supplement salaries for new or existing municipal staff to implement climate change programs and projects. Available in 2018.

Combined grant funding with training and peer-learning for Canadian municipalities

Your municipality can benefit from a combination of grant funding and training with opportunities to learn with and from peers in other municipalities across the country.

Climate and Asset Management Network

A professional network that provides training and grant funding to enable municipalities to integrate climate change considerations into infrastructure decisions. The 2017 call for applications is now closed. A second call will be issued in 2018.

Transition 2050

A combination of training and grant funding for a collaborative network of municipalities committed to reducing GHG emissions by 80 per cent by 2050. Available in 2018.

Grants for non-profit organizations to deliver climate change training

FCM offers a limited number of grants for non-profit organizations and implementing partners to deliver training related to climate change to Canadian municipalities of all sizes.

Regional climate advisor grants

Funding for partner organizations to provide support to municipalities to develop plans, studies or other strategies to reduce GHG emissions. Funding is now closed.

Climate adaptation partner grants

Funding for partner organizations to provide support to groups of municipalities to develop plans, studies or other strategies to adapt to climate change impacts. Funding is now closed.

Contact us to apply

Email or call us today to discuss whether your project is eligible for funding. Our advisors are here to help with preparing your application.

Toll free: 1-877-997-9926

Ottawa-Gatineau: 613-907-6208

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The Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program is a new five-year, $75-million program designed to encourage Canadian municipalities to better prepare for and adapt to the new realities of climate change as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The program is delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.
Page Updated: 27/11/2017