Alberta Indigenous Climate Capacity Program

The Alberta Indigenous Climate Capacity Program (AICCP) is grant program that builds technical and leadership capacity within Indigenous communities and organizations in order to:
  • Increase climate leadership knowledge within Indigenous communities and organizations.
  • Prepare Indigenous communities for green energy economic development opportunities by increasing awareness of climate leadership and the low-carbon economy.
  • Increase awareness of how local actions can be taken which will decrease community and organization greenhouse gas emissions


  • First Nation communities, Metis Nation of Alberta, Metis Settlements, Aseniwuche Winewak Nation, Indigenous organizations including Friendship Centres, Tribal Councils and Treaty Organizations.
  • 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

Activities eligible for funding

  • Climate Leadership Coordinators (Treaty Organizations, Tribal Councils, Metis Nation of Alberta, Metis Settlement General Council).
  • Indigenous climate leadership training sessions.
  • Elder and youth climate awareness programs.
  • Train-the-trainer sessions intended to increase local capacity in climate leadership program delivery.

Funding levels

  • The AICCP can provide 100 per cent of the eligible expenses per project.  An AICCP application must include all projects that the community or organization is applying for.  The maximum amount of funding available per application is $100,000.
  • An indigenous community or organization can only submit one application until March 31, 2018.

Application deadline

  • The call for submissions will open June 29, 2017 and will remain open for submission until program funding is exhausted.

Assessment Process

Once the Application package is received, the following process is implemented:

  • An assessment will be conducted by Indigenous Relations to ensure the application and other documents contain the required information
  • An assessment will confirm applicant eligibility and suitability with the Alberta Indigenous Climate Capacity Program

Additional information may be requested for an application.

Note: All AICCP grant applications are subject to Ministerial approval.

How to Apply

All submissions must be made electronically to Please note in the email subject line “AICCP Application and (Community/Organization Name)”.
A hard copy of the submission may also be couriered to:

Alberta Indigenous Relations
Attention: Aboriginal Initiatives -AICCP
19th Floor, Commerce Place
10155 – 102 Street,
Edmonton, AB T5J 4G8

Note: Funding approval may take up to twelve (12) weeks.


Have questions about the program, services or the grant application process?