Funding Snapshot

Maximum Award:
$250,000

Grants of up to $250,000 to cover up to 80% of your eligible costs.

Open To:

Canadian municipal governments (e.g., towns, cities, regions, districts and local boards thereof)
Municipally owned corporations, such as municipal housing service providers; or
Non-profit, mission-driven affordable housing providers, including cooperatives.

Application Deadline:

Applications are accepted year round, though this offer will close when all funding has been allocated.

Eligible Costs:

See the application guide for a list of eligible costs.

We fund studies to support the integration of leading-edge deep energy efficiency measures and onsite renewable energy generation in existing affordable housing retrofit and new build projects.

Housing providers can use a study grant to assess the approaches needed to implement an eligible pilot or capital project in detail, including:

  • Technical evaluations and energy models
  • Financial options analysis
  • Site assessments
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Detailed project planning

These approaches must demonstrate and validate the project’s environmental, social and economic benefits, in line with GMF’s environmental thresholds for Sustainable Affordable Housing (SAH) initiative capital projects. See application guide for more details.

Time to complete projects

Projects are typically expected to be completed within two years of FCM approval.

Notes

Funding is stackable with CMHC’s Co-Investment Fund and other initiatives of the National Housing Strategy, as well as programs available through the provinces or territories.

We reserve the right to make changes to eligibility criteria and the types of projects funded through this offer.

If your project has a SAH funding request of less than $30,000, we recommend that you apply for a planning grant.


How to Apply

1.    Review the application guide. Make sure to look at the eligibility criteria and required document sections. 
2.    Visit the FCM funding portal to create your profile and request a PIN to access the system. Already have an FCM funding portal profile? Skip to step 3. 
3.    Complete the pre-application form available on the FCM funding portal following the instructions in the application guide
4.    Eligible projects will be invited to submit a full application.  


Quebec municipalities

FCM has an agreement with Quebec's Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l’Habitation (MAMH) that allows the ministry to review applications to GMF before they are submitted to FCM. Quebec municipalities and municipally-owned corporations interested in applying should contact GMF.

Municipally-owned corporations are not included in the agreement with MAMH. They must obtain authorization from the Quebec government to secure an agreement with FCM, in accordance with the Ministère du Conseil exécutif. Private non-profit organizations can submit to GMF directly.

Once you have completed all the steps in the ‘How to apply’ section, submit your application by following the steps below. Note that the content of the links is available in French only.

  1. Save your application form using the appropriate file name.
    • Save the application form to your local device with the following filename: FMV_ "your municipality's name"_ "date" (YYMMDD). For example: FMV_TownofABC_180228.pdf
  2. Log in to the Portail gouvernemental des affaires municipales et régionales using your username and password. 
    • To submit your form click on “File Transfer”.
    • In the “Recipient” drop-down list, select the applicable program.
    • Upload your files and press “Transfer” once your request is complete.
  3. Receive confirmation from MAMH.
    • MAMH assesses the applications to ensure that the projects submitted do not conflict with Quebec's government policies and directives. Once the assessment has been completed, MAMH informs the applicant of their decision and sends compliant applications to GMF for review.
    • MAMH requires up to 15 working days to review the application and forward it to GMF.
  4. Receive approval from GMF.
    • GMF will inform the applicant once they receive the application from MAMH and review the submission. If the application is approved for funding, an agreement between FCM and the applicant is prepared.

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