Clean Air Partnership is working with the IESO, AMO, City of Toronto and HRAI to develop a consortium that would ideally apply to the FCM Eco-Efficiency Acceleration program once it is out in the market to deliver a 3rd party delivery model for Ontario municipalities. An email was sent out to Ontario municipal clerks from AMO to gather input on the interest there may be from Ontario municipalities. This webinar shared information on the proposed program design developed thus far gathered input on the questions/issues that municipalities may have in order to better inform the program design moving forward.
Just as a summary….
The 3rd party delivery model is designed to reduce the burden of program delivery on municipalities. However, the program would require municipalities to:
- Pass an LIC by-law through council
- Identify eligible measures and financial verification requirements (part of by-law)
- Final approval/rejection of application/contract with property owner
- Set up the structure to attach the loan to their property tax system for repayment
- Manage the payments to homeowners once they are accepted into the program
- Identifying possible avenues to support uptake to the program via municipal and/or community outreach and promotion opportunities (bottom-up marketing approaches)
Some of the key questions we are seeking input from municipalities on include:
- What do you think is your municipality’s state of readiness?
- Is there interest in participating in this 3rd party delivered program, given the necessary minimum requirements for the municipality to participate? (i.e. pass LIC bylaw, attach loan to property, collect payment)
- Considering the proposed structure and the municipal requirements what barriers/what other issues should be considered as part of the program design/delivery?
- Who are the others who should be engaged in this work?
Contact Gaby at email@example.com if you would like us to join a conversation on this within your municipality.