Municipalities and municipal partnerships can apply for funding by filling out an application form and submitting it through the Ministry of Environment’s Online Portal. In the application form, the applicant will need to provide technical and non-technical information, as explained below, regarding the contaminated site and the proposed project.
The technical information required in the application is typically obtained through an Environmental Site Assessment for the contaminated site. Using the National Classification System for Contaminated Sites, this information will be used to calculate a score indicating the current or potential negative impact on human health and the environment. Applicants can also apply for funding assistance for the costs related to conducting an Environmental Site Assessment on the contaminated site.
The non-technical information required in the application form includes details of how the site will be cleaned up and what social, economic and strategic benefits the municipality or municipal partnership hopes to gain from cleaning up the site.