Nature, like infrastructure, makes our communities more livable — green places that are beautiful, healthier, and more sustainable and resilient.
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Municipal Natural Assets Initiative (MNAI) invites local governments to submit an expression of interest to develop a high-level natural asset management roadmap that will get them started on integrating natural asset management considerations into their overall asset management practices.
Mitacs connects municipalities of all sizes with post-secondary researchers for innovative projects ensuring Canadians develop the best public policies to create vibrant and healthy communities.
The 2 Billion Trees Capacity Building Stream seeks to support organizations in improving capacity to make sound decisions in implementing successful planting and management of trees and forests.
Supports municipalities to manage growth pressures and become sustainable with public infrastructure and operating funding.
Supports the protection of the environment and green communities with a primary focus on environmental education and the development of green space. The focus of the grants vary slightly each year.
Funding is provided to enhance or create a green initiative in your community. Some examples of past projects include planting trees and shrubs in park areas, community gardens, install recycle bins, and downtown beautification projects.
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities offers grants for municipal environmental projects. Loans are also available to municipalities at competitive rates, and most recipients receive an additional grant of up to 15 percent of their loan amount.
The Federal Gas Tax Fund helps communities to build and revitalize public infrastructure that supports national objectives of productivity and economic growth, a clean environment, and strong communities.
The $10 billion Growth Plan aims to stimulate jobs for Canadians and strengthen Canada’s economy through new infrastructure investments. Funding is available for zero-emission buses, clean power, building retrofits, and more.