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Posted: Friday, June 25, 2021

Community Building Recommissioning Grant

Federation of Canadian Municipalities


Optimize the energy performance of a local recreational or cultural facility in your community. Use this grant to help identify opportunities to reduce whole-building energy use by up to 5-15 percent (with higher savings possible), extend equipment life and reduce maintenance costs. 

Two types of projects are eligible for this grant – building recommissioning and building retro-commissioning:

  • Recommissioning is a re-optimization process for existing buildings. It aims to improve how building equipment and systems are operating to meet building-use requirements and expectations. This is done by identifying problems and integration issues as well as low-cost or no-cost operational improvements to obtain comfort and energy savings. This process can be undertaken alone or along with a retrofit project. 
  • Retro-commissioning is like recommissioning, but it applies to an existing building that was not originally commissioned. Additional investigation is usually needed due to lack of prior commissioning data.


  • All Canadian municipal governments (with the exception of Low Carbon Cities Canada (LC3) namesake municipalities: the cities of Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, and Halifax Regional Municipality).
  • Their project partners, which includes:
    • Private sector entities
    • Indigenous communities
    • Municipally-owned corporations
    • A regional, provincial or territorial organization delivering municipal services
    • Non-governmental organizations
    • Not-for-profit organizations
    • Research institutes (e.g., universities)


Grant for a maximum of $55,000 to cover up to 60% of eligible costs.

How to Apply

This funding has a four-stage application process:

Stage 1Review the application guide.
Stage 2: Complete the application form and project workbook.
Stage 3: Confirm that you’re securing other funding sources for your project:

Stage 4: Submit to GMF following the instructions in the application form. Applicants will receive a response within 15 business days of receipt of the application form. 

Application Period

Applications are accepted year-round, though this offer will close when all the funding has been allocated. 
Contact Name: Federation of Canadian Municipalities
Contact Phone: 1-877-417-0550
Contact Email: [email protected]
Subject Area(s): Local Government Facilities, Asset Management
Last Reviewed: June 25, 2021, 2:24 pm
Deadline: No Official Deadline
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