GMF helps ensure active and low-carbon transit are accessible, efficient, safe, and convenient.

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

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What We Fund

  • Reduction of fossil fuels in fleets
  • Transportation networks and community options

How it can help 

Invest in greener modes of transportation for your community:

  • Test or scale-up transportation solutions in both municipal fleets and transit
  • Assess financial and environmental performance, and social benefits in the community
  • Build the business case for upcoming projects in sustainable municipal transport

Benefits

  • Demonstrate leadership in innovative public transit solutions and municipal fleet management
  • Increase fuel efficiency of municipal vehicles
  • Reduce municipal operating costs and pass savings on or residents
  • Lower smog and GHG emissions
Available Funding
Access convenient, stackable funding to help you switch from fossil fuels and invest in active or low-carbon transit.
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Study: Transportation networks and commuting options

We fund feasibility studies of initiatives that may reduce pollution in Canadian communities by improving transportation systems and networks or encouraging people to switch to less polluting transportation options.

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Capital project: Transportation networks and commuting options

We offer combined loan and grant funding for capital projects that reduce pollution in Canadian communities by improving transportation systems and networks or encouraging people to switch to less polluting transportation options.

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Pilot project: Reduce fossil fuel use in fleets

We fund pilot projects that reduce or avoid fossil fuel use in any vehicle that delivers municipal services. This funding helps Canadian cities and communities of all sizes undertake environmental sustainability projects that reduce energy consumption/greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) and improve their air quality.

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Capital project: Reduce fossil fuel use in fleets

We offer combined loan and grant funding for capital projects that reduce or avoid fossil fuel use in any vehicle that delivers municipal services. This funding helps Canadian cities and communities of all sizes undertake environmental sustainability projects that reduce energy consumption/greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) and improve their air quality.

Featured resources
Gain the knowledge, tools, and support you need to undertake and execute sustainable transportation solutions.
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Guide: Engaging students to increase public transit ridership

This guide provides step-by-step information and tools for building a partnership between your municipality and school boards, engaging stakeholders and implementing a student transit pass program.

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Webinar recording: Engaging students to increase public transit ridership

Watch our webinar recording and discover tools, resources and inspiration your municipality can use to develop an initiative that gets more students riding public transit.  

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Webinar recordings: Best practices in municipal sustainability

Watch our five-part webinar series and discover innovations and opportunities in municipal energy, waste, water, transportation and land use initiatives.

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Webinar recording: Solutions to municipal sustainability challenges

Watch our webinar recordings to learn how you can address sustainability challenges in waste management, transportation and asset management in your municipality.

Successful Projects
Read about real-world implementations of municipal sustainable transportation projects.
Have a question?

Contact our Programs Outreach team for more information on available transportation 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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