Federal grant could help Halton police provide improved services to Milton, Halton Hills

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Published September 15, 2023 at 12:29 pm

Halton Region has received a grant of $28,970 to assess the feasibility of constructing a net-zero energy district facility to help the police force deliver services to Halton Hills and Milton.

The money is part of more than $15M from the federal government for projects that will reduce emissions and increase the sustainability of buildings in Ontario.

“Taking steps to retrofit our buildings stock is a great way to help families to save money on their energy bills while ensuring communities are more resilient to the impacts of climate change,” said a government spokesperson.

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities administers the Green Municipal Fund through an endowment by the Government of Canada.

Since 2000, it has disbursed more than $1.11B in sustainability initiatives including support of green buildings, energy efficiency, and building retrofits. Its unique mix of funding, resources and training gives municipalities the tools to build resilience and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

“Our homes and public facilities are important places where Canadians live, gather and access services. Yet, their carbon footprint can hurt our efforts to reach our net-zero target by 2050,” said Scott Pearce, FCM president.

“That’s why support from Federation of Canadian Municipalities and the Government of Canada is so crucial. Through the Green Municipal Fund, initiatives like the Halton Regional Police Service’s net-zero energy district are able to move forward. Only through strong collaboration between all orders of government can we continue to work towards a more sustainable and affordable Canada and FCM is glad to be part of such endeavour.”

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