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Capital project: New construction of sustainable affordable housing | Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM):


Up to a maximum combined financing of $10 million (50% grant and 50% loan; Northern providers are eligible for a 60% grant)


We provide grants and loans to support the construction of a new affordable housing project to a higher environmental performance standard.

Eligible Applicants

  • Canadian municipal governments (e.g., towns, cities, regions, districts and local boards thereof)
  • Municipally owned corporations, such as municipal housing service providers; or
  • Non-profit, mission-driven affordable housing providers, including cooperatives.

To be eligible for funding, new construction projects are required to meet NZE/NZER standards. Specifically, buildings in most regions must target a net annual total energy use intensity (TEUI) of less than 80 kWh/m2 at project completion. Northern applicants may target a net annual TEUI of up to 120 kWh/m2.


Eligible Expenses

This funding supports measures to install physical infrastructure, to create new housing units that are designed to achieve net-zero-ready building energy performance. Projects working toward NZER/NZE can reach this target through a range of methods and building performance standards. These include, but are not limited to, Passive House, LEED Platinum, or Canada Green Building Council’s Zero Carbon Building. GMF does not require certification through any of these programs.

Deadline Date

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


Contact Name: Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)

Phone Number: 1-877-417-0550

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