$530 Million in Funding Announced for Climate Resilience Projects Across Canada 

The Government of Canada has recently announced a $530 million investment through the Green Municipal Fund to help municipalities like yours adapt to the challenges of climate change.

At GrantMatch, we specialize in guiding municipalities through the complexities of securing and managing government funding. With the newly launched Local Leadership for Climate Adaptation (LLCA) initiative, municipalities can access substantial support to implement climate adaptation projects, with grants available up to $1 million for implementation and up to $70,000 for feasibility studies.

Funding INformation

  1. Total Funding Available:

    • $530 million
  2. Funding Streams:

    • Adaptation Planning
      • Support for developing or updating climate adaptation plans
    • Implementation Projects
      • Grants of up to $1 million
    • Feasibility Studies
      • Grants of up to $70,000
  3. Project Types Supported:

    • Infrastructure Resilience Projects
      • Building or retrofitting roads, bridges, water treatment facilities, evacuation routes, and more
    • Community Resilience Projects
      • Initiatives to enhance community resilience to climate impacts such as floods, storms, and wildfires
    • Skills Development and Training Initiatives
      • Partner-led projects for training and equipping local governments with tools for climate resilience planning
Eligibility Criteria

Eligible Applicants:

  • Municipal Governments
    • City, town, or village councils
    • Regional or district municipalities
    • Rural municipalities and counties
  • Local Government Agencies
    • Municipal utilities and commissions
    • Transit authorities operated by a municipal government
  • Municipal Partnerships
    • Collaborations between municipalities
    • Partnerships with local or regional government agencies
  • Indigenous Communities
    • First Nations, Inuit, and Métis local governments
    • Tribal councils
  • Non-Profit Organizations
    • Non-profits working in partnership with municipal governments
    • Environmental non-profits with a focus on climate adaptation
  • Public Sector Organizations
    • Publicly funded educational institutions working with municipalities
    • Public health organizations partnering with local governments

Eligible Projects:

  • Infrastructure Projects
    • Building or retrofitting roads, bridges, water treatment facilities, and evacuation routes to withstand climate impacts.
  • Community Resilience Projects
    • Projects aimed at making communities more resilient to floods, storms, wildfires, and other climate-related events.
  • Skills Development and Training
    • Partner-led initiatives focused on developing skills and training for local government staff in climate resilience planning.
August 14th, 2024, at 11:59 pm

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