Alberta Indigenous Community Energy Program
A detailed energy assessment will support community decision making, estimate energy savings, and greenhouse gas reductions if building retrofits are completed in the future. This baseline analysis prior to completing energy efficiency retrofits has many benefits, including:
- Accurately assessing the efficiency of existing buildings
- Making informed decisions on building retrofits
- Assessing potential energy and cost savings if retrofits are completed
- Helping Indigenous communities maintain and improve building performance and operations.
- First Nation communities, Metis Settlements, and the Aseniwuche Winewak Nation
- Building Assessments must be completed on community-owned buildings within the community
- Applicants must be in compliance with the terms and conditions of any previous Indigenous Relations funding
- Applicant communities must be located in the Province of Alberta.
Projects eligible for funding
The Alberta Indigenous Community Energy Program provides funding for detailed energy assessments for Indigenous community-owned buildings as follows:
- Office and administrative buildings
- Fire halls and police stations
- Community centres (e.g. libraries, museums, community halls, etc.)
- Arenas and curling rinks
- Aquatic centres and swimming pools
- 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.
- The call for submissions will open October 5, 2016, and will remain open for submission until program funding is exhausted.
AICEP can provide 100% of the eligible expenses (to a maximum of $90,000) per project. There is no limit on the number of buildings to be considered for detailed energy assessments within any given project.
Once an application is received, the following process is implemented:
- An assessment of the application will be conducted by Indigenous Relations to ensure that each letter contains the required information.
- An assessment will confirm applicant eligibility and suitability with the Alberta Indigenous Community Energy Program.
Additional information may be requested if an application is incomplete. Applicants will be informed of any deficiencies and will be given two weeks to provide the additional information.
Note: All AICEP grant applications are subject to Ministerial approval.
How to apply
- Complete the Alberta Indigenous Community Energy Program grant application/form letter and budget form.
- Use the AICEP Application Guidelines to assist in completing the application package and prepare a proposal if needed.
- Complete the AICEP Application Checklist to ensure the application package is completed and ready for submission.
- Review and provide a copy of the AICEP Detailed Energy Assessment Requirements document to the proposed contractor.
- Submit funding application package by:
- email to IR.email@example.com (prefer)
- mail to:
Alberta Indigenous Relations
Attention: Climate Leadership-AICEP
19th Floor, Commerce Place
10155 – 102 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 4G8
Note: A comprehensively completed application package will ensure quicker processing of the application.
Have questions about the program, services or the grant application process?
- email IR.firstname.lastname@example.org or,
- phone 1-780-427-8407
To call toll-free from anywhere in Alberta, dial 310-0000, Monday to Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MST.