Alberta Indigenous Climate Capacity Program

The Alberta Indigenous Climate Capacity Program (AICCP) is a grant program that builds technical and leadership capacity within Indigenous communities and organizations in order to:
  • Increase climate leadership knowledge within Indigenous communities and organizations.
  • Prepare Indigenous communities for green-energy and economic development opportunities by increasing awareness of climate leadership and the low-carbon economy.
  • Increase awareness of local actions that can be taken which will decrease community and organization greenhouse gas emissions.

Eligible Applicants

  • First Nations, Aseniwuche Winewak Nation, Metis Settlements.
  • Indigenous community-owned businesses and development corporations.
  • Tribal Councils, Treaty Organizations, Metis Settlements General Council.
  • Métis Nation of Alberta (including Regions and Locals).
  • Indigenous not-for-profit organizations, including Friendship Centres with projects related to AICCP objectives.
  • Applicants must be in compliance with the terms and conditions of any previous Alberta Indigenous Relations funding
  • Applicants must be located in the Province of Alberta

Note: If an organization that serves your community applies to AICCP, your community is still eligible to apply. As an example, both a Tribal Council and a community served by said Tribal Council are eligible to receive AICCP funding during the same funding year.

Fundable Projects

  • Climate Coordinator wages and benefits are eligible activities ONLY at the following types of organizations:
    • Treaty Organizations
    • Tribal Councils
    • Métis Nation of Alberta
    • Metis Settlement General Council.
  • Indigenous climate leadership training sessions.
  • Elder and youth climate awareness programs.
  • Train-the-trainer sessions intended to increase local capacity in climate leadership program delivery.
  • Community engagement sessions that are related to climate awareness and/or community projects related to climate leadership goals.

Please see the AICCP Application Guidelines for more details.

Available Funding

  • The AICCP can provide 100% of the eligible expenses of an eligible project, up to a maximum of $100,000.
  • Treaty and provincial-level organizations eligible to apply for a Climate Leadership Coordinator position can apply for up to $200,000 to be inclusive of Climate Leadership Coordinator wages and climate leadership activities.
  • An Indigenous community or organization can only submit one application during the call for applications period (Please see “Application Deadline” below).

Application Deadline

AICCP will accept applications from June 25, 2018 - August 31, 2018. Only one application per community/organization can be submitted.

How to Apply

Important update and deadline reminder for the Indigenous Climate Leadership Grant Programs

Due to ongoing issues, the online grant application system will remain unavailable. All programs are currently using and accepting fillable form PDF applications.

Downloading Instructions: All Interactive PDF forms are fillable and work best with Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. For Google Chrome, please follow these instructions.

  1. Please download the fillable application form and complete.
  2. Refer to the Program Guidelines for details on how to complete your application.
  3. Forward completed applications to

Mail any hard copies to 19th Floor Commerce Place, 10155 102st NW, Edmonton, AB, T5J 4G8

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