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Capital project: Retrofit of municipal facilities | Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM):


Regular loans and grants: Receive a low-interest loan of up to $5 million and a grant worth up to 15% of the loan; cover up to 80% of your eligible costs.; High-ranking project loans and grants: These qualify for a low-interest loan of up to $10 million and a grant worth up to 15% of the loan; cover up to 80% of your eligible costs.


We fund capital projects for retrofits that improve energy efficiency by at least 30% in municipal facilities. This funding helps Canadian cities and communities of all sizes use less energy, which reduces their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improves their air quality.

Your capital project must use a combination of energy efficient retrofits that together, reduce a municipal facility’s energy consumption by 30% (minimum of 20% through energy efficiency and maximum of 10% through on-site, renewable energy).

Eligible Applicants

All Canadian municipal governments; Municipal partners applying in partnership with a municipal government.

Eligible Expenses

Municipal facilities include administration buildings, police stations and fire halls, wastewater treatment plants, etc. Most of this funding goes to projects in municipally owned buildings, but a non-municipally owned building may be eligible if it is used mostly for municipal purposes.  Community buildings (e.g., libraries, recreation centres and arenas) may be eligible for funding through the Community Buildings Retrofit (CBR) program.

Examples of what you might implement:

A combination of these retrofits:

  • Upgraded building components and materials (e.g., insulation, walls, windows)
  • Advanced automation and control systems
  • Upgraded heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems On-site renewable energy generation and storage (e.g., solar, wind, geothermal or geo- exchange systems)
  • Fuel switching (e.g., connecting to low carbon district energy systems)
  • Harvesting energy from process loads or waste (e.g., sewer heat recovery)

Deadline Date

  This funding has a two-stage application process with the following deadlines: Initial Review Form: Complete and submit year-round. Potential applicants may submit initial review forms at any time. Application forms will be provided to eligible recipients.


Contact Name: Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)

Phone Number: 1-877-417-0550

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