GMF envisions a Canada where clean water is accessible – and all water is protected, used and managed efficiently.

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

  • Stormwater quality improvement in community or municipal projects
  • Water conservation in community or municipal projects
  • Improved wastewater and septic systems

How it can help 

Increase the quality of your community’s wastewater system:

  • Remove contaminants from stormwater runoff
  • Improve effluent quality
  • Reduce potable water use


  • Protect local bodies of water
  • Increase quality of drinking water
  • Lower CO2 emissions
  • Reduce operating and maintenance costs
  • Pass savings on to residents

Available funding

Access funding to help you conserve and improve your water.

Capital project: Wastewater systems

Improve your local wastewater treatment system. Finance a wastewater system improvement project with capital funding.

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Pilot project: Water conservation, municipal project

Evaluate a retrofit solution for reducing a municipal building’s potable water use. Develop a smaller-scale version of your project in real-life conditions with a pilot project grant.

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Study: Septic wastewater systems

Improve a local septic system and wastewater quality. Assess potential solutions with a study grant.

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Capital project: Stormwater quality, community project

Remove contaminants and improve stormwater runoff quality in your community. Finance a stormwater treatment solution with capital funding.

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Have a question?

Contact our Programs Outreach team for more information on available water 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.