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

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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