Climate Action Incentive Fund

As part of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, the Climate Action Incentive Fund (CAIF) is a new Environment and Climate Change Canada program, delivering up to $218M in its first year (2019-2020), funded from the proceeds of the federal carbon pollution pricing system. Programming would be available in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and New Brunswick, where provinces have not committed to their own carbon pollution pricing systems. Eligible recipients would benefit from funding for projects to decrease energy usage, save money, and reduce carbon pollution.

The CAIF consists of three funding streams to support projects and measures undertaken by small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), municipalities, universities, schools, hospitals (“MUSH sector”), and not-for-profit organizations.

SME Project Stream:

The Climate Action Incentive Fund (CAIF) SME Project stream provides support to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) for retrofit projects in sectors such as Building, Transportation, Industry, Waste, Agriculture, and more.

The CAIF program is available to applicants operating in the provinces of Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and New Brunswick.

Applications currently closed. Please click here to learn more.

MUSH Retrofit stream

The Climate Action Incentive Fund (CAIF) MUSH Retrofit stream provides funding to municipalities, universities/colleges, schools, and hospitals to help them make energy efficiency improvements and retrofits to reduce energy use, costs, and carbon pollution. This CAIF program is available in the provinces of Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and New Brunswick.

The first round of funding for 2019-2020 is intended to support energy efficiency projects in schools. The Government of Canada will work with each province (Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and New Brunswick) to help deliver funding to schools for energy efficient projects that will allow children to have a better environment to learn, study and play. School boards will identify and prioritize projects and provinces will submit eligible projects to the federal government for funding consideration.

Schools and/or school boards interested in participating in the MUSH Retrofit stream are encouraged to contact their provincial governments for more details on how to apply.

Funding for municipalities, universities/colleges and hospitals under the MUSH Retrofit stream will be announced later in 2019-2020. Additional information about funding for energy efficiency and retrofit projects will be posted on our website as it becomes available.

To find out more, click here!

Rebate stream - Coming Soon

Provides support to small- and medium-sized enterprises and not-for-profit organizations in the purchase of ENERGY STAR certified equipment, such as commercial kitchen appliances, water heaters, etc.

Visit the main Climate Action Incentive page to keep up-to-date on program announcements.

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