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Green Municipal Fund

Transportation Funding

To best manage the funding available to support the strongest initiatives, we have adopted a competitive funding approval process for capital projects in the energy, transportation, waste and water sectors. There are no changes to the eligibility criteria or funding limits for these projects.

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.

Modal shift

Modal shift is the change in travel patterns from one type or mode to another (e.g. the change in the number or percentage of people who use a bike-sharing program instead of their car).

Your project must demonstrate the potential to reduce vehicle kilometres travelled in single occupancy vehicles for a target population by encouraging alternative modes of travel.

Examples:

  • intelligent transportation systems, such as real-time travel information and transit signal priority
  • improvements to active transportation infrastructure around transit nodes, such as sidewalks, pedestrian crossings, pedestrian links from park and ride, bike paths and bike crossings, and end-of-trip bike facilities such as bike parking and shower facilities
  • development or completion of walking and cycling networks and systems planned around travel to work, school, shopping or culture, that promote safety, accessibility and viable alternatives to car travel
  • development of complete streets (roadways designed and operated to enable safe, attractive and comfortable access and travel for all users - pedestrians, cyclists, transit, high-occupancy vehicles and private and commercial vehicles)

Fleet fossil fuel reduction

Your project must demonstrate the potential to increase fuel efficiency by at least 20% (reduction in litres of fuel consumed per 100 kilometres travelled) for a municipal fleet or a portion of a municipal fleet.

Examples:

  • hybrid vehicle acquisition and retrofits
  • acquisition of properly sized vehicles for various applications

Fleet GHG emissions reduction

Your project must demonstrate the potential to reduce life-cycle GHG emissions by at least 20% for a municipal fleet or a portion of a municipal fleet.

Examples:

  • fuel switching
  • hybrid vehicle acquisition and retrofits

Questions?

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

Page Updated: 01/05/2013