Alberta Indigenous Climate Planning Program

The Alberta Indigenous Climate Planning Program (AICPP) is a grant program that supports Indigenous communities to establish an understanding of their energy conservation opportunities, set priorities to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and pursue opportunities related to participating in Alberta’s “green economy”.

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 AICPP objectives.

Fundable Projects

Projects must fall into at least one of the following categories:

  1. Community Energy Plans: These projects seek to improve a community’s understanding of their current and future energy needs, to set a path for the community to meet its needs, and to pursue related community, employment, and economic development opportunities.

    A sample outline of a Community Energy Plan (CEP) can be found here.
  2. Opportunity Development: These projects seek to assess or pursue specific opportunities related to renewable energy, reducing GHGs, or otherwise participating in the “green economy”, whether to identify available opportunities, assess feasibility, or business planning.

Available Funding

  • AICPP can fund up to 100% of eligible costs, to a maximum of $100,000.

    Note:   At least 30% of AICPP funds must remain in community in some way (e.g. community engagement, skills development, internal contract hiring, etc.).

Application Deadline

AEPP will accept application 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 AICPP Guidelines for details on how to complete your application.

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.


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