GMF supports sustainability projects that reduce energy needs and make energy production clean, affordable and efficient.

We give local governments access to innovative, technically and economically viable environmentally sustainable solutions to their energy challenges. By leveraging our funding and training, GMF provides municipalities the means and resources to lead the transition to sustainable Canadian communities.

What We Fund

  • Retrofits and new builds of sustainable affordable housing
  • Retrofits and new builds of energy efficient municipal and community buildings
  • Pilot and capital projects using recovered or renewable thermal energy in new or existing facilities
  • Planning grants and feasibility studies for early-stage energy projects

How it can help

Implement energy solutions that deliver triple-bottom-line benefits to your residents:

  • Reduce energy intensity and GHG emissions
  • Accelerate energy savings and keep energy dollars in the community
  • Increase energy affordability and building quality
  • Increase home comfort, health and quality of life for residents


  • Lower GHG and CO2 emissions
  • Create local energy jobs
  • Reduce heating and energy costs
  • Increase quality of life for residents
Available Funding
Access funding to help you undertake sustainable energy projects.
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Community Efficiency Financing

Plan, implement and scale up innovative financing models for residential energy projects. Our new $300 million initiative helps municipalities deliver energy efficient financing programs for low-rise residential properties.

Sustainable Affordable Housing

Improve the energy efficiency and affordability of your community’s affordable rental housing units. Our $300 million initiative offers support to retrofit existing affordable housing units, or construct energy efficient new builds that emit lower GHG emissions.

Community Buildings Retrofit initiative

The Green Municipal Fund’s (GMF) Community Buildings Retrofit (CBR) initiative supports local governments and not-for-profit organizations in retrofitting public buildings to improve energy performance, lower operating and maintenance costs, and transition to cleaner energy solutions over time.

Capital project: Energy recovery or district energy

We fund capital projects that use recovered or renewable thermal energy in new or existing facilities. This funding helps Canadian cities and communities of all sizes use less energy, which reduces their greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) and improves their air quality.

Featured resources
Gain the knowledge, tools, and support you need to undertake and sustainable energy solutions.
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GMF’s Municipal Energy Roadmap

Solutions for Canadian communities to achieve significant GHG emissions reductions in buildings and meet long-term sustainability objectives.

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Factsheets: Community Efficiency Financing

Learn how to design, deliver and market a home upgrade financing program for your community.

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Regional Energy Coaches

Are you an affordable housing provider looking to retrofit existing units or construct energy-efficient new builds? FCM is teaming up with the Community Housing Transformation Centre to support a new pilot initiative – Regional Energy Coaches (REC).

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Resource library: Community Efficiency Financing

Tools to implement your municipal home energy upgrade financing program. Read guidebooks and case studies to see how municipalities are designing home upgrade financing programs.

Energy Case Studies
With our help, municipalities and their partners have brought more than 1,360 sustainable projects to life. Read their stories.
Have a question?

Contact our Outreach team for more information on available energy funding and eligibility.

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The Green Municipal Fund is a $1 billion program, delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.

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