GMF supports sustainability projects that reduce energy needs and make energy production clean, affordable and efficient.

We give local governments access to innovative, technically and economically viable environmentally sustainable solutions to their energy 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

  • Retrofits and new builds of sustainable affordable housing
  • Retrofits and new builds of energy efficient municipal and community buildings
  • Pilot and capital projects using recovered or renewable thermal energy in new or existing facilities
  • Planning grants and feasibility studies for early-stage energy projects

How it can help

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

  • Reduce energy intensity and GHG emissions
  • Accelerate energy savings and keep energy dollars in the community
  • Increase energy affordability and building quality
  • Increase home comfort, health and quality of life for residents


  • Lower GHG and CO2 emissions
  • Create local energy jobs
  • Reduce heating and energy costs
  • Increase quality of life for residents

Available funding

Access funding to help you undertake sustainable energy projects.

Community Efficiency Financing

Plan, implement and scale up home-energy upgrade financing programs for residential energy projects.

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Sustainable Affordable Housing

Switch to energy-efficient options and lower your energy bills.

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Community Buildings Retrofit initiative

Retrofit existing community buildings to lower GHG emissions and extend their life cycle.

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Capital project: Energy recovery or district energy

Reduce local GHG emissions by using renewable thermal energy in new or existing municipal facilities. Finance an energy recovery or district energy capital project.

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Featured resources

Gain the knowledge, tools, and support you need to undertake and sustainable energy solutions.

GMF’s Municipal Energy Roadmap

Guiding Canadian municipalities to a sustainable energy future

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Factsheets: Community Efficiency Financing

Learn how to design, deliver and market a home upgrade financing program for your community

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Regional Energy Coaches

These coaches will help affordable housing providers – including municipal, not-for-profit organizations and housing co-operatives – initiate and plan energy efficient retrofits and new builds.

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Resources: Community Efficiency Financing

Tools to implement your municipal home-energy upgrade financing program

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Have a question?

Contact our Outreach team for more information on available energy funding and eligibility.


The Green Municipal Fund is a $1 billion program, delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.