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An Analysis of FCM's MCIP Staff Funding Grants

An Analysis of FCM's MCIP Staff Funding Grants

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) recently announced 58 small to mid-sized municipalities that will be receiving staff funding through the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP). The funding approved totals $6.4 million and will be distributed across eight provinces. PSD has conducted a formal analysis of the funding allocations under this program.

FCM’s MCIP is a 5-year, $75 million program to assist municipalities in preparing for and responding to climate change and to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Through MCIP, municipalities across Canada can access workshops, training programs, and resources to build their capacity to respond to climate change, as well as access grant funding to develop plans and studies to reduce GHG emissions and fund municipal projects, such as the purchase of hybrid vehicles and solar thermal water heater programs for homes or institutional buildings. This specific announcement focuses on providing municipalities with funding in order to assist with assigning dedicated staff to climate change initiatives and activities within their municipality.

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