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Green Municipal Fund

Brownfields Funding

All applicants need to use the GMF Application Form to apply for funding.

We strongly encourage applicants to complete an Eligibility Questionnaire to assess their eligibility for funding, along with a new Project Scorecard to assess the potential score of their application. While brownfield applications are reviewed as they are received in a non-competitive process, the new Project Scorecard will still help you build a stronger application.

A brownfield is an abandoned, vacant, derelict or underutilized commercial, institutional or industrial property where past actions have resulted in actual or perceived contamination and/or threat to public health and safety and where there is an active potential for redevelopment.

To be eligible for funding, your project must involve one or both of the following activities: site remediation or risk management, or renewable energy production.

Site remediation or risk management

Your project demonstrates the potential to bring a brownfield site back into economically productive use in conformity with provincial soil quality standards.


  • removal and disposal of contaminated soils or materials
  • in situ or ex situ treatment of contaminated soils, groundwater or materials
  • risk management activities (construction or installation of engineering controls and monitoring systems)
  • building demolition undertaken as part of a site remediation

    Renewable energy production

    Your project generates renewable energy on a brownfield site, with or without remediation, and is approved by the provincial or territorial regulator.


    • redevelopment of a site to return it to productive economic use through the installation of on-site renewable energy generation (with or without prior remediation)


    See our FAQs, or contact us at 613-907-6208 or 1-877-997-9926.

    Page Updated: 05/03/2015