Alberta Climate Funding Guide

Low Carbon Economy Challenge-Champions Stream 

The Low Carbon Economy Challenge is part of the Low Carbon Economy Fund (LCEF). It leverages Canadian ingenuity to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and generate clean growth in support of Canada’s clean growth and climate action plans by providing approximately $500 million to a wide range of recipients. The Champions stream second intake is currently accepting Expressions of Interest submissions and will provide over $200 million in funding for GHG emission-reducing projects.

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Zero Emission Transit Fund

Through the Zero Emission Transit Fund, the Government of Canada is investing $2.75 billion over five years, starting in 2021, to support public transit and school bus operators plan for electrification, support the purchase of 5,000 zero emission buses and build supporting infrastructure, including charging infrastructure and facility upgrades.

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Recreation Energy Conservation Program

program helps municipally-owned recreation facilities reduce energy use and Greenhouse gas emissions by providing financial rebates to help identify energy-saving opportunities and implement energy-saving projects. Get funding for up to 100% of costs for scoping audits and engineering studies that inform investment decisions. Then access more funding, up to 75% of costs, for implementing energy efficient retrofits.

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2 Billion Trees

The 2 Billion Trees Capacity Building Stream seeks to support organizations in improving capacity to make sound decisions in implementing successful planting and management of trees and forests.

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Browse all grants by deadline and category.

Link Deadline
Energy Efficiency
Renewable Energy
2 Billion Trees Feb. 17, 2022
ACE Green Offset Program Rolling intake.
Active Transportation Fund March 31, 2022
Alberta Capital Finance Authority Apr. 29, 2022
Alberta Community Partnership See webpage
Alberta Municipal Water/Wastewater Partnership Nov. 30 annually.
Alberta Real Estate Foundation Jan. 24, 2022
Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) Rolling intake
Canada Community-Building Fund
Canada Infrastructure Bank Growth Plan Rolling intake
Clean Energy Improvement Program Various
Co-op Community Spaces Funding Program Mar. 1, 2022
Commercial Building Retrofits Initiative (CIB) Rolling intake
Community Buildings Retrofit Initiative (GMF) Rolling intake
Community Efficiency Financing (GMF)
Electric Vehicle Charging Program Rolling intake
Electric Vehicles for Municipalities Program Rolling intake
EQUS Micro-Generators RECs Rolling intake
EQUS Solar PV Micro-Generation Financing & Incentives Rolling intake
Federation of Canadian Municipalities Rolling intake
FortisAlberta Community Grants Rolling intake
Green and Inclusive Community Buildings Rolling intake
Incentives for Zero Emission Vehicles Program Incentive is point-of-sale.
Low Carbon Economy Challenge-Champions Stream  March 25, 2022, at 08:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Mitacs Rolling intake
Municipal Sustainability Initiative Rolling intake
Natural Asset Management Roadmap Development Project Ongoing
Public Building Retrofits Initiative (CIB) Rolling intake
Recreation Energy Conservation Program
Rural Transit Solutions Fund Capital Projects- April 7th, 2022
Smart Renewables and Electrification Pathways Program Rolling intake
Sustainable Affordable Housing (GMF) Rolling intake
TD Friends of the Environment Foundation Grant Rolling intake
Water for Life Program Jan. 31, 2022
Wildfire Community Preparedness Day 2022 January 31st, 2022
Zero Emission Transit Fund Rolling intake