Alberta Indigenous Green Employment Program

The Alberta Indigenous Green Employment Program (AIGEP) provides grant money to the Alberta Aboriginal Skills Employment and Training Strategy (ASETS) agreement holders, whose members will train Indigenous people for employment in the green economy. Green employment is employment that focuses on building, maintaining or participating in innovative ways to lower carbon emissions or use alternative energy sources. As Alberta transitions to a lower carbon economy, this type of employment will be increasingly important.

The program supports employment and training projects that assist in:

  • Increasing Indigenous participation in Climate Leadership initiatives that reduce community greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions;
  • The transition of Indigenous communities to a lower carbon economy; and
  • Promotes low carbon economy employment opportunities to Indigenous people.

Eligible Applicants

  • ASETS agreement holders.
  • Applicants must be in compliance with the terms and conditions of any previous Alberta Indigenous Relations funding.
  • Applicants must be located in the province of Alberta.

Fundable Projects

Projects will be assessed on how they contribute to one or more of the following AIGEP priorities:

  • Offer training to Indigenous individuals in a green industry;
  • Promote green employment opportunities to Indigenous peoples;
  • Develop strategies to employ and retain Indigenous workers in a green industry; and
  • Labour market and workforce planning activities related to the green economy.

It is expected that at least 75 per cent of total funds requested from Indigenous Relations will be for direct training costs.

Justifiable administration costs, up to 15% of total funding being requested from AIGEP, may be considered. Administration costs typically include the administrative activities that support the implementation of the project such as expenses incurred by the organization to prepare documents, process invoices or other administrative or internal costs.  Also these costs specifically may be incurred to ensure grant agreement deliverables are provided to Indigenous Relations.

Projects utilizing external consultants will require the submission of two quotes for every application.

Available Funding

This grant program will equally share $1 million worth of funding between ASETS agreement holders.

Note: Additional funding sources must be clearly identified in the project budget.

Application Deadline

AIGEP will accept applications from June 25, 2018 to 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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