Green Initiatives Fund

The purpose of the Green Initiatives Program of the Community Development Fund (CDF) is to support green initiatives that result in improved environmental sustainability in Sault Ste. Marie. The fund is open to:
Incorporated Not-for-profit organizations
Unincorporated organization/collective
Local School or School Group / Committees
City of Sault Ste. Marie Departments
The City's Environmental Sustainability Committee (ESC) may recommend the allocation of funds for eligible projects or programs that support of the City’s environmental plans and practices, in particular projects that result in the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, water quality/rehabilitation, increased energy efficiency, regreening, active transportation and waste reduction. 
Applications are accepted quarterly every year and recommended for Council approval by the City’s Environmental Sustainability Committee (ESC).

Intake Submission Period Application Due ESC and Council Review Project Implementation
Q1 January 1 – March 31 Last Friday in March of each calendar year April After May 1
Q2 April 1 – June 30 Last Friday in June of each calendar year July After August 1
Q3 July 1 – September 30 Last Friday in September of each calendar year October After November 1
Q4 October 1 – December 31 Last Friday in December of each calendar year January After February 1

Funding applications will be reviewed by the ESC in accordance with the CDF – Green Initiatives Program guidelines and will be recommended to Council for approval. Total funds available for all projects under the CDF – Green Initiatives Program is $50,000. This amount will be reviewed on an annual basis.

Funding Application Form




99 Foster Drive
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6A 5X6