Alberta Indigenous Community Energy Program

The Alberta Indigenous Community Energy Program (AICEP) is a program that provides tools and funding to help Indigenous communities and organizations understand how energy is used in their buildings and identify opportunities to save energy and financial resources.

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 AICEP objectives.


Fundable Projects

The AICEP provides funding for detaild energy assessments for Indigenous community-owned buildings as follows:

  • Office and administrative buildings
  • Fire halls and police stations
  • Elders’ Centres
  • Community centres (e.g. libraries, museums, community halls, etc.)
  • Arenas and curling rinks
  • Aquatic centres and swimming pools
  • Multiplexes
  • Dry sport centres
  • Public works buildings
  • Buildings that house community-owned businesses
  • Community-owned residential buildings.

Buildings must be owned and managed by the community itself or by a community-owned business or organization.

Available Funding

The AICEP can fund up to 100% of eligible costs, to a maximum of $200,000.

Note: There is no limit on the number of buildings to be considered for detailed energy assessments, and funding amounts will be merit based and determined on community/organizational need.

Application Deadline

The AICEP will accept applications from June 25 – August 31, 2018.

How to Apply

  1. Click the “Apply” button, which will only be available during the program intake period.
  2. Log into your MyAlberta Digital Identification (MADI) when prompted (see below)
  3. Refer to the AICEP Guidelines for details on how to complete your application.

Please note that the online portal is currently down for unscheduled maintenance and that we expect access to be restored August 17, 2018.

Please download the following fillable application form to complete an application.

We apologize for any inconvenience the disruption caused.  For any questions or concerns, please contact us at

If you do not have already have a MADI, you will be prompted to create one after you click “Apply”

  • We recommend creating a MADI in advance of applying to any program.
  • You can apply to programs with an “unverified” MADI (i.e. you do not have to verify with your Driver’s License).
  • If you are unable to find the application after you create your MADI, return to this page and click the “Apply” button, then sign into MADI again.


If you have questions about the program, or need help to apply please contact us at