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Green Municipal Fund (GMF)) (Statutory)

1. Strategic outcome: 2) Environmental Responsibility - Canada is a world leader on environmental responsibility in the development and use of natural resources.

2. Program activity: 2.1) Clean Energy

3. Name of recipient: Green Municipal Fund (GMF)) (Statutory)
Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) Green Municipal Fund (GMF)) formerly known as the Green Municipal Enabling Fund (GMEF) and the Green Municipal Investment Fund (GMIF)

4. Start date: March 31, 2000

5. End date: In perpetuity

6. Description: The Government of Canada endowed the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), a non-profit organization, with $550 million* to establish the Green Municipal Fund (GMF)) to provide long-term, sustainable financing for municipal governments and their partners.  The GMF invests in plans, studies and projects that provide the best examples of municipal leadership in sustainable development and that can be replicated in other Canadian communities.

The intent of the GMF is to encourage investment in environmental municipal infrastructure.  Specifically, the priorities of the fund are to have a positive impact on the health and the quality of life of Canadians by reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, improving local air, water and soil quality and promoting renewable energy by supporting environmental studies and projects within the municipal sector.  Additional considerations include the potential for economic and/or social benefit.

The amount of GMF financing available to municipalities is directly related to the environmental, economic and social benefits of the projects undertaken.  Grants of up to 50% to a maximum of $350,000 are available for plans, studies and field tests.  GMF can provide below-market financing for capital projects up to 80% of costs to a maximum of $4 million in loans combined with $400,000 in grants.  Brownfield projects are eligible for below-market loans only, with no funding limit.

Under the GMF agreement, the Government of Canada (represented by NRCan and Environment Canada) participates in governance of this revolving fund, along with representatives from the public and private sectors, including municipal officials and technical experts, through a Peer Review Committee and an advisory Council.

The FCM Board of Directors approves projects based on the Council’s recommendations.  The FCM board of directors approves projects in light of the council’s recommendations. As of March 31, 2010, the GMF had approved more than $450 million for over 800 sustainable community plans, feasibility studies, field tests and capital projects with the potential to leverage almost $3 billion of economic activity in approximately 400 Canadian communities.

Actual environmental benefits include the reduction of an estimated 103,994 tonnes of CO2 annually from 28 completed capital projects.

Program Activity ($ millions)
7.
Total
Funding
8.
Prior
Years’
Funding
9.
Planned
Funding
2011–12
10.
Planned
Funding
2012–13
11.
Planned
Funding
2013–14
*550.0 550.0 - - -

* NRCan’s contribution via the GMF Funding agreement is $275 million. Environment Canada contributes the other $275 million.

12. Summary of annual plans of recipient: More details can be found in the Green Municipal Fund website at
http://sustainablecommunities.fcm.ca/About_Us/Annual_Reports/

13. URL of recipient site: http://www.fcm.ca



Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) for the NextGen Biofuels Fund TM

1. Strategic outcome: 2) Environmental Responsibility - Canada is a world leader on environmental responsibility in the development and use of natural resources.

2. Program activity: 2.1) Clean Energy

3. Name of recipient: Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) for the NextGen Biofuels Fund TM

4. Start date: July 30, 2007

5. End date: Agreement ends Sept. 30, 2027; last disbursement of funds to SDTC by March 31, 2015

6. Description:

SDTC is managing the NextGen Biofuels Fund™ (NGBF), which will support up to 40% of eligible project costs to a maximum of $200M per project for the establishment of first-of-kind, large-scale demonstration next-generation renewable fuel production facilities to encourage the future sustainability and success of renewable fuels.  Next-generation renewable fuels are derived from non-traditional renewable feedstocks, such as forest biomass, fast-growing grasses, and agricultural residues, and are produced with non-conventional conversion technologies.

Since next-generation technologies are capital equipment intensive, they constitute a greater debt financing risk.  The support provided by the NGBF will encourage the retention and growth of technology expertise and innovation capacity for next-generation renewable fuels production in Canada.

Of the $500M in total funding, $200M is statutory funding.  The remaining $300M in funding is to be appropriated by Parliament over the period of 2008/09 to 2014/15.


Program Activity ($ millions)
7.
Total
Funding
8.
Prior Years’ Funding
9.
Planned Funding
2011–12
10.
Planned Funding
2012–13
11.
Planned Funding
2013–14
*250        

Statutory
100.0

Statutory
20.7

Statutory
00.0

Statutory
59.3

Statutory
20.0

Appropriation
150.0

Appropriation
12.5

Appropriation
25.0

Appropriation
62.5

Appropriation
25.0

* NRCan’s contribution via the SDTC NextGen Biofuels agreement is $250 million. Environment Canada contributes an equal amount of $250 million.

12. Summary of annual plans of recipient: SDTC Corporate Plan for 2011 released October 2010.  Executive summary posted on website below.

13. URL of recipient site: www.sdtc.ca



Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) (Statutory) - SD Tech Fund TM

1. Strategic outcome:: 2) Environmental Responsibility - Canada is a world leader on environmental responsibility in the development and use if natural resources.

2. Program activity: 2.1) Clean Energy

3. Name of recipient: Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) (Statutory) - SD Tech Fund TM

4. Start date: March 26, 2001

5. End date: June 30, 2015

6. Description:

To stimulate the development and demonstration of innovative Canadian technological solutions that address climate change, clean air, clean water and clean soil.


Program Activity ($ millions)
7.
Total
Funding
For
SD Tech
Fund
8.
Prior
Years’
Funding
9.
Planned
Funding
2011–12
10.
Planned
Funding
2012–13
11.
Planned
Funding
2013–14
*550.0 550.0 0.00 0.00 0.00
* Natural Resources contribution toward the SDTC Tech Fund is $275 million.  Environment Canada contributed an equal amount of $275 million.

12. Summary of annual plans of recipient:

SDTC publishes a corporate plan in November of each year that describes plans for the current year and provides a forecast for the following year. It includes a disbursement plan, planned administration expenditures, objectives and proposed actions, an investment update, operating strategy, and performance expectations. The SDTC Annual Report and a summary of the corporate plan are tabled in the House of Commons by the Minister of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), usually in July-August.

SDTC holds two rounds of funding each year (January and August), initially requesting Statements of Interest (SOI) from applicants. Contract announcements are made about nine months after the acceptance of SOIs.

Funding allocations in 2009 and 2010 are expected to total around $200M. Since SDTC allocates funding based on the merit of applications it does not have strict allocation targets.

SD Tech Fund ($550 M)

Funding Agreement Three, between the Government of Canada and the Foundation, dated March 31, 2005 for $550 million (SD Tech FundTM), provides the terms and conditions for the Foundation on providing funding for development and demonstration of technologies focusing on climate change, clean air, water and soil. According to SDTC, the195 projects it has funded since 2002 have an estimated potential to reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions by more than 5 to 12 Mt of CO2e by 2012 and 11 to 27 Mt CO2e by 2015.

13. URL of recipient site: www.sdtc.ca


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