Funding for Local Government Climate Action Initiatives

The BC Government, the Federal Government, BC Utilities, and Non-profit Organizations offer a wide range of funding programs that can help BC local governments advance climate protection.

Extensive funding directories can be found at: 

Community Energy Association (Funding Directory)

Funding Your Community Energy and Climate Change Initiatives is a guide to funding for BC local governments involved in energy planning and climate action.

CivicInfo BC (Searchable Grants Database)

List of available grants and a searchable database.

FCM's Municipal Funding

Grants for plans, studies and pilot projects, as well as loans and grants for capital projects, in three core areas: sustainability, climate change and asset management.

The Province of BC (Funding & Support Guide)

Support Program Guide for First Nation & Civic Community Energy Efficiency & Clean Energy Projects.

Government of Canada's Funding, Grants and Incentives

Green Infrastructure Grants - The Federal Government of Canada manages several funding, grants and incentive programs to encourage research, development and demonstration in Canada.

Low Carbon Economy Fund - available for the Low Carbon Economy Challenge and for implementation of the Framework. The Low Carbon Economy Challenge will be launched in the fall of 2017 to support ambitious projects that can be submitted by all provinces and territories, as well as municipalities, Indigenous governments and organizations, businesses and both not-for-profit and for-profit organizations. Funded projects will leverage Canadian ingenuity across the country to reduce emissions and generate clean growth in support of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change.





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