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Study: GHG reduction pathway feasibility | Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM):


Single building: Grant for a maximum of $65,000 to cover up to 80% of eligible costs; Portfolio of buildings: Grant for a maximum of $200,000 to cover up to 80% of eligible costs (cost per building cannot exceed $65,000).


Integrate energy and GHG reductions into longer-term management plans for local recreational and cultural facilities. Studies will include feasibility work to support near-term and long-term capital projects while mapping out a course to extend asset life and reduce cost of ownership (i.e., the total capital, operating and maintenance costs over the building’s remaining useful life).

Eligible Applicants

All Canadian municipal governments (with the exception of Low Carbon Cities Canada (LC3) namesake municipalities; Municipal government project partners.

Eligible Expenses

Eligible buildings:
To be eligible for this grant, projects must include at least one community building that is owned by a municipality or not-for-profit organization.

A community building is an enclosed public place or an enclosed workplace that is:

  • owned by a municipal government or not-for-profit;
  • primarily used for the purposes of providing athletic, recreational, culture and community programs or services to the local community;
  • widely accessible to everyone offering services designed to enhance the health and well-being, skills development, and economic development of individuals and communities.

Community buildings include:

  • indoor ice rinks, indoor sports arenas, indoor swimming pools,
  • community and recreational centres (e.g., community centres, clubhouses, seniors’ centres and clubs, recreation centres, gyms, halls, and curling rinks),
  • arts and culture facilities (cultural facilities, performing arts facilities, art galleries, and auditoriums),
    libraries, and
    multi-purpose buildings which include one or more of the above community functions as well as other services/administrative functions.

Deadline Date

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


Contact Name: Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)

Phone Number: 1-877-417-0550

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