ValueRegular 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 that capture and treat all wastewater in a target area to at least secondary standards using septic system technologies. This funding helps Canadian cities and communities of all sizes protect local bodies of water through wastewater treatment.
All Canadian municipal governments; Municipal partners applying in partnership with a municipal government.
Your capital project must treat all wastewater in a target area to at least secondary standards or their equivalent. It may involve one or several new build or retrofit options. Business-as-usual projects, such as replacing septic tanks with the same system, are not eligible.
Examples of what you might implement:
- Replacing septic tanks with more advanced septic treatment systems
- A system to process the effluent from multiple septic systems (for private residences or properties in which your municipality has an interest)
- Alternative financial models to accelerate the replacement of septic systems with advanced septic treatments (e.g., loans that are repaid through property taxes, financing through municipal environmental bonds)
Deadline DateThis 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
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org