Amount

Grants of up to $175,000 to cover up to 80% of eligible costs.

Who can apply
  • Municipal governments
  • Municipal partners applying in partnership with a municipal government:
    • Private sector entities
    • Indigenous communities 
    • Municipally owned corporations
    • A regional, provincial or territorial organization delivering municipal services (e.g., a municipal association)
    • Non-governmental organizations
    • Not-for-profit organizations

The following entities are not eligible to receive funds directly:

  • Homeowners
  • Federal government entities and any organizations established by those entities
  • Provincial and territorial government entities and any corporation that they own or control
Deadline to apply

Applications are accepted year-round, though this offer will close when all the funding has been allocated. 

Program evaluation studies help municipalities with existing financing programs for home-energy upgrades to: 

  • Assess the historical performance of those programs, and 
  • Identify opportunities to improve them 

These studies are often undertaken at an interim stage or when the program concludes to determine the overall effectiveness and market receptivity of a financing program for home-energy upgrades and point to ways the program can better meet market needs. The findings also help to provide and justify recommendations to stakeholders and municipal decision makers.  

Program evaluations include a consideration of the program impacts, as well as the program implementation processes, including the following elements:

  • An evaluation of program processes to indicate if the program is being delivered as intended and recommend adjustments to improve effectiveness 
    • A review of the program logic model and comparison to the actual program delivered
    • Information-gathering from relevant program stakeholders, including program staff, participants, non-participants, partners and trade allies (i.e., registered contractors)
  • An evaluation of program impacts to provide insights on program performance to all stakeholders by comparing stated goals against actual performance (i.e., environmental, energy and economic impacts)
    • Quantification of the program’s key performance indicators, such as energy savings, GHG emissions reductions, number of participants, and type and sizes of upgrades supported 
  • Recommended strategies for increasing uptake, investment and the scaling of environmental and energy performance impacts

Prerequisites 

  • A community energy, sustainability or climate action plan, or similar, that identifies energy efficiency and renewable energy in the residential sector as a priority area for action 
  • Documented results from at least one year of implementation of an existing program 
Notes

Funding is subject to availability. We reserve the right to make changes to eligibility criteria and the types of projects funded through this offer. 

How to Apply

This funding has a three-stage application process:

  • Stage 1: Review the application guide.
  • Stage 2: Complete the initial proposal form and submit it to GMF to confirm your eligibility as an applicant and the eligibility of your project. Applicants will receive a response within 15 business days of receipt of initial proposal.
  • Stage 3: Eligible projects will be invited to submit a full application.

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