FCM is now offering climate change staff grants to help municipalities address staffing gaps and produce lasting improvements in their operations related to climate change.
Canadian municipalities with populations of 150,000 or less are eligible for the grant, which provides up to $125,000 over two years to supplement the salary of a new or existing municipal employee who will work on initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or improve adaptation to local climate change impacts.
Communities can use the funding to dedicate staff to activities such as developing or refreshing GHG emissions reduction or climate change adaptation plans, creating GHG emission inventories or adding climate change practices into daily municipal processes.
Applications will be accepted until June 29, 2018. Limited funding is available. Visit the FCM website for more information and to apply.