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Feds commit $4.5M to fund 109 projects in municipalities across Canada

"Thanks to our partnership with the Government of Canada, our programs support local solutions with national impact, contributing to infrastructure renewal and our transition to a low-carbon economy," Vicki-May Hamm, President, Federation of Canadian Municipalities.


Together the federal government with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) have announced over $4.5 million in funding for 109 new initiatives in communities across Canada through three programs: the Green Municipal Fund (GMF), the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP), and the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP).

These municipalities are implementing advanced green solutions, reducing Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions and supporting local priorities such as improving public transit, saving energy and improving waste management.

“The Government of Canada is committed to investing in local innovative green infrastructure to help municipalities take action on climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. These local investments contribute to a clean growth economy on a national level and provide municipalities with the right tools to assess, prioritize and build infrastructure for the next century,” said François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities in a media release.

“Thanks to our partnership with the Government of Canada, our programs support local solutions with national impact, contributing to infrastructure renewal and our transition to a low-carbon economy,” added Vicki-May Hamm, FCM President

Among the 109 projects, examples include:

  • The City of Moncton in New Brunswick will use funding from GMF to replace an oil-fired boiler with a biomass boiler as part of a pilot project to test a low-carbon district energy system at its municipal operations centre. Operating costs and greenhouse gas emissions reductions will be tracked over the 18-month period with the objective of lowering their carbon footprint and increasing local energy resilience.
  • The Quebec municipalities of BeloeilSaint-Jean-sur-RichelieuSaint-Zotique and Varennes are using funding from MCIP to develop climate adaptation plans. Each municipality will adopt a clear, simple, and concrete greening strategy aimed at reducing ambient heat and mitigating the issue of stormwater management. Their plans will also look for the best strategies to mobilize the public, businesses, and industries and engage them in the process.
  • The County of Kneehill, Alberta will use funding from MAMP to strengthen its asset management program. By developing new assessment protocols and lifecycle strategies, local planners and decision-makers will be able to produce more accurate forecasting and long-term financial reporting, ultimately strengthening infrastructure investment decisions.

Funding for the 109 initiatives amounts to $4,590,099.

Approved projects under GMF:

Lead applicant

Project title

Approved funding $

Vermilion River County (24), Alta.

Fuel switching project – diesel to Compressed natural gas (CNG) recovered gas

45,200

Cowichan Valley Reg. District, BC

Meade Creek solar photovoltaic feasibility study

11,000

Moncton, NB

Wood chip biomass heating pilot project

262,900

Municipality of Tracadie, NB

Use of GPS to reduce municipal fleet’s fossil fuel emission

10,300

Ottawa, Ont.

Community energy transition strategy (Phase 2)

94,600

South Stormont, Ont.

Former beaches property environmental site assessment and remedial action plan development

65,200

Region of Waterloo, Ont.

Wastewater treatment plant tertiary treatment alternatives feasibility study

30,700

Gesterra and Arthabaska, Que.

Pilot project for an organic waste collection system with an incentive-based pricing on weight for industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) clients including the educational sector

204,300

Les Basques, Que.

Pilot project for an organic waste collection system with an incentive-based pricing on weight for industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) clients

66,300

Approved projects under MCIP:

Lead applicant

Project title

Approved funding $

Beaconsfield, Que.

i3P project – inventory – greenhouse gas (GHG) action plan – community energy plan – adaptation plan

125,000

Matane, Que.

Technical and economic feasibility study on the co-digestion by anaerobic digestion of residual organic matter

81,280

Montréal, Que.

Water Square: A good mitigation measure for heavy rainfall in urban Quebec areas?

125,000

Nature-Action and Beloeil, Que.

Urban heat island and stormwater control plan

57,520

Nature-Action and St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que.

Urban heat island and stormwater control plan

70,240

Nature-Action and St-Zotique, Que.

Climate change adaptation plan

82,640

Nature-Action and Varennes, Que.

Climate change adaptation plan

77,680

Nicolet, Que.

Municipal truck and specialized transportation electrification project

95,440

Terrebonne, Que.

Strategy for the acquisition of energy-efficient vehicles and electrification of public spaces

90,400

Tingwick, Que.

Biomass district heating

21,100

Approved projects under MAMP:

Lead applicant, municipality and province

Project title

Approved funding amount $

Big Lakes County, Alta.

Comprehensive asset management

50,000

Kneehill County, Alta.

Asset management report and program development

50,000

Manning, Alta.

Infrastructure asset collection, assessment and 10-year capital plan (water and sewer)

50,000

Spirit River No. 133, Alta.

Asset data collection, training and road study project

50,000

Stavely, Alta

All assets asset management plan

50,000

Trochu, Alta

Phase 1 asset management project

50,000

Colwood, BC

Pavement condition assessment

49,440

Highlands, BC

2018 Pavement management plan and long term financial plan

49,440

Emerson-Franklin, Man.

Asset management initiative

44,640

Lac du Bonnet Municipality, Man.

Asset management plan, policies, and system

50,000

Bas-Caraquet, NB

Municipal asset management plan design and implementation

33,360

Bath, NB

Capital asset management plan

14,400

Belledune, NB

Asset management plan

36,000

Beresford, NB

Municipal asset management plan design and implementation

50,000

Bertrand, NB

Municipal asset management plan design and implementation

12,000

Cambridge Narrows, NB

Initial asset management plan – governance model, with asset inventory and condition, and a financial and climate plan

8,000

Caraquet, NB

Municipal asset management plan design and implementation

41,680

Centreville, NB

Capital asset management plan

13,303

Chipman, NB

Municipal asset management plan

10,880

Dieppe, NB

Asset management planning and capacity builiding

48,000

Fredericton Junction, NB

Capital asset management plan

14,800

Grand Bay-Westfield, NB

Capital asset management plan

18,400

Grand Manan, NB

Capital asset management plan

19,920

Grande-Anse, NB

Design and implementation of an asset management plan

16,257

Hanwell Rural Community, NB

Initial asset management plan: governance model with asset inventory and condition, and a financial and climate plan

8,000

Lamèque, NB

Municipal asset management plan design and implementation

33,360

Millville, NB

Capital asset management plan

9,600

Nigadoo, NB

Design and implementation of an asset management plan

24,561

Norton, NB

Capital asset management plan

8,291

Oromocto, NB

Asset management program improvements

50,000

Paquetville, NB

Municipal asset management plan design and implementation

20,880

Perth-Andover, NB

Asset management advancement project

40,000

Plaster Rock, NB

Capital asset management plan

10,000

Pointe-Verte, NB

Design and implementation of an asset management plan

30,000

Ste-Marie-Saint-Raphaël, NB

Municipal asset management plan design and implementation

12,000

Shippagan, NB

Municipal asset management plan design and implementation

37,520

St. Martins, NB

Capital asset management plan

10,000

St. Stephen, NB

Capital asset management plan

9,840

Sussex Corner, NB

Capital asset management plan

10,080

Upper Miramichi , NB

Initial asset management plan – governance model, with asset inventory and condition, and a financial and climate plan

12,480

Woodstock, NB

Capital asset management plan

33,372

Baie-Verte, Nfld. and Labrador

Asset management and lineal asset priority replacement strategy

50,000

Massey Drive, Nfld. and Labrador

Asset inventory, preliminary state of infrastructure report and related training

37,600

Mount Pearl, Nfld. and Labrador

Holistic asset management planning development

50,000

Steady Brook, Nfld. and Labrador

Asset management data inventory, preliminary state of infrastructure reports and asset management training

33,200

Armstrong, Ont.

Asset management initiative

38,240

Calvin, Ont.

Asset management and data development

50,000

Champlain, Ont.

Developing asset management strategies and capacity

50,000

Faraday, Ont.

The Corporation of the Township of Faraday

43,680

Fort Frances, Ont.

2018 Asset condition investigation

25,440

French River, Ont.

Asset management program

42,500

Goderich, Ont.

Sanitary sewer network condition study

50,000

Grimsby, Ont.

Strategic asset management plan

33,680

Jocelyn, Ont.

Building asset management capacity

23,600

Limerick, Ont.

Mobile sensing roads assessment, asset management plan update

35,543

Loyalist Township, Ont.

Needs assessment for roads & bridges

48,400

Mapleton, Ont.

Asset management plan 2018

41,400

North Glengarry, Ont.

Facilities assessment and asset management software project

47,600

South Dundas, Ont.

Roads needs study & asset management software

50,000

South Huron, Ont.

Strategic asset management program – data verification and condition assessments

50,000

Southwest Middlesex, Ont.

Asset management systems and program development

50,000

Tay Valley, Ont.

Mobile sensing roads assessment and development of a long term financial plan

26,000

Tudor and Cashel, Ont.

Mobile sensing roads assessment and asset management plan

33,200

Wawa, Ont.

Building on top of existing processes – increasing asset management planning capabilities

50,000

White River, Ont.

Closing the asset management gap – improving our future

50,000

Saint-Zotique, Que.

Phase I: Identify data needs and collect asset data for the water distribution system

50,000

Sherbrooke, Que.

Conduct building audits and create an asset condition scorecard

50,000

Trois-Rivières, Que.

Asset management strategic plan

50,000

Beechy, Sask.

Asset management group learning initiatives – WaterWolf Communities

19,352

Caronport, Sask.

Asset management plan development and decision making revitalization

26,880

Conquest, Sask.

Asset management group learning initiatives – WaterWolf Communities

19,352

Elbow, Sask.

Asset management group learning initiatives – WaterWolf Communities

19,352

Lipton, Sask.

Phase 1 asset management project

27,360

Loreburn, Sask.

Asset management group learning initiatives – WaterWolf Communities

24,944

MacNutt, Sask.

Asset management plan development

18,000

Medstead, Sask.

Asset management plan and policy development – Forest Edge Communities

17,440

Strongfield, Sask.

Asset management group learning initiatives – WaterWolf Communities

24,944

Torquay, Sask.

Asset management project

24,000

Birch Hills No. 460, Sask.

Asset management plan

46,800

Browning No. 34, Sask.

Asset management program – phase 1

30,640

Duck Lake, Sask.

Asset management infrastructure condition assessment

50,000

Dundurn, Sask.

Asset management group learning initiatives – WaterWolf Communities

29,832

Fertile Valley No. 285, Sask.

Asset management group learning initiatives – WaterWolf Communities

19,352

Gull Lake, Sask.

Integrated asset management plan

50,000

Hanley, Sask.

Asset management group learning initiatives – WaterWolf Communities

20,232

Loreburn No. 254, Sask.

Asset management group learning initiatives – WaterWolf Communities

19,352

Medstead No. 497, Sask.

Asset management plan and policy development – Forest Edge Communities

17,440

Parkdale No. 498, Sask.

Asset management plan and policy development – Forest Edge Communities

17,440

Ponass Lake No. 367, Sask.

Asset management plan development project

50,000

(Source: FCM)


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2 Comments » for Feds commit $4.5M to fund 109 projects in municipalities across Canada
  1. Angelo Fantuz says:

    A gross typo in the title $45 million vs 4.5 million in actual spending

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