Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund
Program Category: Climate Adaptation, Community Infrastructure
Program Sub-Category: Emergency Mitigation / Preparedness / Planning
The last intake closed on July 19, 2023 at 3:00 PM EDT.
Funder Organization Type
- Federal Government
The Government of Canada launched the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund (DMAF), a national, competitive, and merit-based contribution program to support large-scale infrastructure projects to help communities better manage the risks of disasters triggered by natural hazards. The DMAF is aimed at strengthening the resilience of Canadian communities through investments in large-scale infrastructure projects, including natural infrastructure projects, enabling them to better manage the risk associated with current and future natural hazards, such as floods, wildfires and droughts.
Eligible infrastructure projects under the DMAF include new construction of public infrastructure and/or modification or reinforcement of existing public infrastructure including natural infrastructure that prevent, mitigate or protect against the impacts of climate change, disasters triggered by natural hazards, and extreme weather.
Please visit the program webpage for up to date information.
- A municipal or regional government established by – or under –provincial or territorial statute;
- An Indigenous governing body* including, but not limited to:
- A band council within the meaning of Section 2 of the Indian Act;
- A First Nation, Inuit or Métis government or authority established pursuant to a Self-Government Agreement or a Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement between Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada and an Indigenous Peoples of Canada, that has been approved, given effect and declared valid by federal legislation; or
- A First Nation, Inuit or Métis government that is established by or under legislation whether federal, provincial or territorial legislation that incorporates a governance structure.
- An Indigenous Development Corporation**; and
- A not-for-profit organization whose central mandate is to improve Indigenous outcomes.
See Program Guide for a list of other eligible applicants.
Funding Stacking Restrictions
See Program Guide for a description of stacking restrictions.
Other Eligible ApplicantsIndigenous Organizations
Non-governmental Organizations / Not-for-Profits
- A public sector body that is established by – or under – provincial or territorial statute or by regulation; or is wholly-owned by a province, territory, municipal or regional government;
- When working in collaboration with a municipality, a Canadian public or not-for-profit institution that is authorized, under the terms of a Canadian provincial, territorial or federal statute; or Royal Charter, to deliver post-secondary courses or programs that lead to recognized and transferable post-secondary credentials.
- A private sector body, including for-profit organizations and not-for-profit organizations. In the case of for-profit organizations, they will need to work in collaboration with one or more of the entities referred to above or an Indigenous Recipient listed below.
Range of Funding Available per Project
- Over $1 000 000
Description of Funding
Projects must have a minimum of $1M in total eligible costs to be considered for funding.
In 2018, the Government of Canada launched the DMAF, committing $2 billion over 10 years to the program. In Budget 2021, an additional $1.375 billion in federal funding over 12 years was announced to renew the DMAF. Of this, a minimum of $138 million is allocated to Indigenous Recipients. As part of the National Adaptation Strategy, in November 2022, the DMAF received an additional $489.1 million over 10 years in funding, which will further support communities across Canada.
More than $1 billion in funding is available in the current DMAF application intake to further improve the resilience of communities that are impacted by natural disasters triggered by climate change.