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Community Environmental Projects Grant Program (CEPGP)

Program Description and Application

Now accepting applications. Deadline for submissions is March 31, 2022 at 4:00 pm.

CEPGP provides funding to non-profit organizations interested in undertaking small-scale, community-based initiatives that support an environmentally sustainable Ottawa.

Who can apply?

Eligible groups include community associations, community groups, youth groups, school councils/parent associations, and industry and trade associations. Organizations must be based in Ottawa and adhere to not-for-profit principles.

Project Funding

The annual budget for the program is $52,000 and project funding has ranged from $200 to $10,500, with an average grant of roughly $3,200. Projects must be completed by June 30, 2023.

CEPGP does not fund:

  • For-profit groups or other organizations
  • Individuals
  • Government agencies
  • Organizations with political affiliations
  • Ongoing operating costs and salaried positions
  • Major costs such as buildings, vehicles or large equipment
  • Refreshments
  • Business-development plans
  • Deficit financing for organizations in debt
  • Projects for audiences outside the City
  • Projects that duplicate work already being done by the City or other community organizations such as community food gardens.

Submitting your Application

Applications must be submitted by March 31, 2022 at 4:00 pm. Late applications will not be considered. Only one application per organization will be accepted each year. 

CEPGP Application Form 

Applications are to include:

  • Project description
  • Project timeline
  • Sketch of project site (if applicable)
  • Photos of existing site (if applicable)
  • Letter of support from the owner of the property (if not owned by applicant)
  • Description of Organization
  • Project budget (including volunteer labour, in-kind donations and other sources of funding. Applicants must contribute funds or in-kind contributions of at least 33 percent of the project’s value.)

Completed applications and supporting documents can be submitted to the CEPGP Coordinator by email to .

This service is currently not available in person due to COVID-19 closures.


Should you have questions regarding your application, please contact

Tara Redpath
CEPGP Coordinator
City of Ottawa
Planning, Infrastructure, and Economic Development Department
110 Laurier Avenue West, 4th Floor (01-15), Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
613-580-2424, extension 16822.