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Study: Stormwater quality, community project │ Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM):


Grant: Up to 50% of eligible costs to a maximum of $175,000.


We fund feasibility studies for initiatives that can potentially allow a community to remove 60% of total suspended solids (TSS) or a significant amount of other contaminants (e.g., E.coli, salt, grease) from its stormwater runoff. This funding helps Canadian cities and communities of all sizes protect local bodies of water through stormwater treatment.

Eligible Applicants

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

Eligible Expenses

Your study may compare several options or assess one option’s ability to capture and treat stormwater runoff. You should aim to remove 60% of TSS, or a significant amount of other contaminants such as E.coli, salt or grease, from your neighbourhood’s stormwater runoff using a new build or retrofit solution. The amount to be removed from ‘other contaminants’ will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Your feasibility study should assess the feasibility (e.g., technical, financial) of an initiative as well as its potential environmental, economic and social impacts.

This initiative should involve several properties or sites. We encourage you to study low-impact solutions that engage and involve local residents. This funding is intended for community-run initiatives.

Examples of what you might study:

  • Permeable pavement
  • Bioretention planters
  • Prevention or treatment of contaminants associated with road salt
  • Swales, retention ponds, infiltration techniques
  • Catch basin inserts (e.g., sediment and grit-settling filters)

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

E-mail Address:


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