Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program
FCM's new Municipalities for Climate Innovation ProgramExtreme storms, hotter summers, colder winters, rising sea levels, flooding and drought. These are just some examples of the new reality of climate change for many Canadian communities. FCM's new Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program provides funding, training and resources to help municipalities adapt to the impacts of climate change and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The program is funded by the Government of Canada. Learn more.
Grants, training and resources for Canadian cities and towns of all sizes
The program offers funding and learning opportunities designed to enable municipalities to address challenges related to climate change.
Plans and studies grants
Grants of up to $175,000 to develop plans and studies to reduce GHG emissions and help your community adapt to impacts of climate change, such as extreme temperatures, flooding and drought.
Available in March 2017.
Regional and national-scale climate initiativesFunding for partner organizations to provide support to groups of municipalities to develop plans, studies or other strategies to reduce GHG emissions or adapt to climate change impacts. Available in spring 2017.
Demonstration project grantsGrant funding for municipalities to implement climate change initiatives on a small scale. Funding will be available for up to 80 per cent of costs to a maximum of $1 million. Available in spring 2017.
Transition 2050A combination of training and grant funding for a collaborative network of municipalities committed to reducing GHG emissions by 80 per cent by 2050. Available in fall 2017.
Staff support grantsGrant funding to supplement salaries for existing municipal staff to implement climate change programs and projects. Available in fall 2017.
Timeline of new program offerings
Resources for municipalities
Meet our Local Climate Change Heroes
Get to know the heroes from municipalities across Canada who are taking innovative climate change action at a local level. Read their interviews and contact them to share knowledge and experience.
Join the Partners for Climate Protection program
Become a climate action leader. Join a network of over 315 like-minded Canadian municipal governments committed to acting on climate change. Benefit from resources, training and more. Sign up today for free.
The Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program is a new five-year, $75-million program designed to encourage Canadian municipalities to better prepare for and adapt to the new realities of climate change as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The program is offered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.
Page Updated: 15/02/2017