The Climate Innovation Fund Grant Program targets the major urban greenhouse gas emissions sources in Calgary and Edmonton. The program aims to support a broad range of climate positive interventions while ensuring an equitable and just future for all Albertans. Projects supported through the program may cover a diverse range of activities, from technology demonstration to collective impact and policy advancement.
Potential projects must tackle urban emissions reduction in buildings and transportation in the following priority areas:
- Low-carbon financing
- Measurement, Verification & Offsetting
- Building Better and Retrofitting Wiser:
- Opportunity identification & aggregation
- Whole-Building retrofitting
- Moving on Mobility:
- Shared mobility, micro-mobility & active transportation
- Energy management systems to support electrification
- Reducing carbon impacts of urban freight:
- Community & small-scale renewable energy systems & storage solutions
- Building level fuel switching & shared systems
The following organizations are eligible recipients of the Climate Innovation Fund Grant Program:
- Qualified Canadian donees
- Nonprofit organizations
- Eligible charities and nonprofits can partner with private sector experts and/or entities but must remain the lead proponent on the project.
- The following are ineligible recipients of the Climate Innovation Fund Grant Program:
- Private sector, or for-profit organizations
- Individual schools or classroom based programs operating in the K-12 school system
- Political parties
- Note: Organizations are only eligible to submit one application per City, per grant round.
Application deadline is July 31, 2021.