Transition 2050: Grants for partner organizations
Help municipalities reach their 2050 carbon reduction targets
Interested in working with groups of municipalities to reach significant carbon emission reduction targets? We are offering grants for not-for-profit organizations to provide training, peer-learning, knowledge resources and support implementation activities to do just that.
Neighbouring communities can achieve more by working together than individually - especially on high-impact initiatives such as waste management and transportation. Through Transition 2050, partner organizations support groups of municipalities as they develop their own plans and policies to implement projects that act on emissions reductions opportunities and work toward similar climate goals. Learn about eligible initiatives, available grants and how to apply.
Partner organizations that receive grants will:
- Lead peer-learning and training for a group of a minimum of five municipalities working towards similar carbon reduction goals and projects
- Help municipalities identify opportunities to lower their carbon emissions through planning and strategies
- Support the implementation of projects that move municipalities closer to their carbon emissions goals
- Build a network sharing similar challenges and solutions in addressing existing carbon reduction challenges
Our partners will have the opportunity to:
- Provide region or thematic-specific municipal training and support activities
- Leverage existing networks, such as communities of practice, working groups or associations, to share best practices
- Encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing of best practices across the country
- Continue to help the municipal sector develop advanced carbon reduction abilities and skills though collaboration with us and other partner organizations
- Provide a variety of activities to assist municipalities, such as: workshops; webinars; peer-learning activities; scenario or model development like energy mapping; preparation of training materials; and individual or group project planning and development
Who can apply
Grants are available to Canadian not-for-profit, non-governmental organizations (and groups of organizations), including:
- Provincial and territorial municipal associations
- Professional and industry associations
- Educational institutions
Municipalities do not need to be FCM members in order to participate in this program. Eligible organizations must have a mandate to support municipalities, and have experience supporting Canada's municipal sector, in addition to delivering training, knowledge resources and information sharing activities.
Submit your organization's Expression of Interest by May 25, 2018
We invite eligible not-for-profit organizations to respond to an Expression of Interest (EOI) to organize and lead training, knowledge sharing activities and services to participating municipalities. The timeframe for the delivery of these activities is October 2018 to October 2020.
- Grants of up to $400,000 will be provided
- Grants cover up to 80% of eligible project costs
- Funds are provided on a reimbursement basis in up to four (4) disbursements over the project
Please consult the EOI for full grant details.
Which municipalities can participate in support activities?
To be eligible to participate in these activities, a municipality must:
- Be a member of FCM-ICLEI Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program, or join for free
- Set, or have existing 2050 emissions targets associated with the PCP Milestone Framework
- Have a commitment to significant carbon emissions reduction targets
Examples of this might include:
- Municipal commitment to 100% renewable energy or carbon neutrality by 2050
- Council endorsed carbon reduction goals such as 80% by 2050.
- Signatory to the Under2 MOU
Benefits to municipalities
By participating in this initiative, municipalities can:
- Work towards reaching their low carbon targets through access to tools, training, and subject experts in planning, energy and climate change
- Leverage lessons learned from municipalities facing similar challenges from across the country through assisted peer learning
- Receive support for the development and implementation of a group or individual plan that will address their emissions reduction targets
- Receive recognition and profile as local leaders in addressing climate change
Submit your EOI
- Contact us to receive the EOI.
- Ask questions related to the EOI.
Deadline: May 18, 2018
- Submit EOI.
Deadline: May 25, 2018 at 5 p.m. EDT
Please include the name of your organization and title of EOI in the subject line.
We will provide notification of advancement to the application phase by July 5, 2018.
Note: These grants are not available directly to municipalities.