On February 14, 2007 FCM issued a Green Municipal Fund (GMF) Request for Proposals (RFP) for financing to support implementation of leading edge sustainable municipal solid waste diversion projects.
GMF funding opportunities for capital projects are available through annual RFPs in five sectors of municipal operation: Energy, Waste, Water, Transportation, and Brownfields. A competitive RFP process is used to determine which projects best meet program objectives. A limited amount of funding is available for each RFP and as a result only the best applications will receive funding.
The primary objective of the 2007 Waste RFP is to fund exceptional waste diversion projects that can serve as examples of excellence for other municipal governments to follow. Funding for projects will be determined by the volume of waste diverted from landfills as well as the expected social and economic benefits. GMF will award, in total, up to $10 million in low interest loans and up to $1.6 million in grants through the 2007 Waste RFP process.
The GMF Intent to Apply form, along with details of RFP requirements and processes, will be available on-line from the FCM Centre for Sustainable Community Development or by contacting the Application Co-ordinator named below, after February 14, 2007.
The deadline to submit an Intent to Apply to this RFP is March 14, 2007.
Applicants will be notified if their Intent to Apply is accepted and asked to submit a detailed proposal that will be reviewed by a team of independent, third-party experts. The 2007 Waste RFP will close May 1, 2007. Final decisions on funding will be available in September 2007.
In addition to capital project funding, GMF provides grants for feasibility studies, field tests, and sustainable community plans.
For questions on the GMF 2007 Waste RFP:
Green Municipal Fund
24 Clarence Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 5P3