ONTARIO Province announces funding to support municipalities in fighting climate change
Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change recently announced that the province is investing up to $100 million of proceeds from its carbon market in the Municipal GHG Challenge Fund in 2017/18. Municipalities are invited to submit applications for the fund by Nov. 14, 2017. Selected projects will be announced in 2018.
Any Ontario municipality with a community-wide greenhouse gas emissions inventory, emissions reduction targets and a strategy to reduce emissions is eligible to apply. Municipalities may request up to $10 million per project.
Municipalities with a population of less than 10,000 that do not have a community-wide greenhouse gas emissions inventory, reduction targets and a plan, may be eligible for the Very Small Municipalities Stream.
Ontario is planning to host webinars on the Municipal GHG Challenge Fund this month to help applicants get a better understanding of the program and its requirements. Municipal GHG Challenge Fund Program Guide: