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

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, and refer to the Detailed Energy Assessment Requirements* document for specific deliverable requirements of any Energy Audits completed using AICEP funding, including the values required to be used to calculate green house gas emissions.
  3. Forward completed applications to

*Note: please be advised there is an error in the DEAR document, in the emission factor table in Appendix A. Please use 1517 gCO2e/L as the emission factor for propane.

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

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