GMF supports the electrification of municipal and transit fleets to help municipalities achieve net-zero transportation emissions, reducing operational and embodied GHG emissions wherever possible.
We fund feasibility studies and capital projects to support the electrification of municipal and/or transit fleets—the transition to zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) that have the potential to produce no tailpipe emissions, including battery-electric, plug-in hybrid electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
What we fund
- Capital projects that include:
- The replacement of internal combustion engine vehicles with ZEVs.
- The required EV supply equipment (EVSE).
- Any required facility upgrades to existing buildings.
- Studies that assess the feasibility of the transition to ZEVs that also:
- Consider the entire municipal and/or transit fleet.
- Include lifecycle total cost of ownership and GHG emission analysis.
- Examine economic, social and other environmental impacts of the transition to ZEV.
- Reduce GHG emissions in line with Canada’s 2030 and 2050 targets.
- Reduce fuel and maintenance costs.
- Reduce noise and air pollution.
- Demonstrate leadership and act as a catalyst in the transition to ZEVs.
What we do not fund
- The transition to vehicles other than ZEVs, or internal combustion engine vehicles conversions/retrofits.
- The acquisition and installation of public charging infrastructure not primarily dedicated to the municipal and/or transit fleet.
- The construction of new maintenance/operations facilities—see our Sustainable Municipal Buildings offer for more funding opportunities.
We support projects at various stages of development through grants and loans. Funding amounts are based on total eligible costs. Further details on eligible costs are provided on individual funding pages.
Have a project that goes above and beyond?
GMF’s Net-Zero Transformation offer funds the development and demonstration of new solutions to support the municipal transition to net-zero. We provide funding for plans, studies, pilots and capital projects for a wide range of innovative and replicable initiatives that have significant GHG reduction benefits.
Climate and sustainability funding for municipalities
Upgrade infrastructure, meet your local climate objectives, and contribute to a net-zero Canada by 2050.
The Green Municipal Fund is a $1.65 billion program, delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.