Alberta Indigenous Energy Efficiency (Retrofit) Program

The Alberta Indigenous Energy Efficiency (Retrofit) Program (AIEERP) is a grant program that provides funding to improve the energy efficiency of Indigenous communities and Indigenous organization-owned buildings. These retrofit project will reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and provide energy savings to communities. By completing eligible energy efficiency retrofits to existing buildings and enhancements to new construction, this grant program will:
  • Support Indigenous communities and organizations to increase the energy efficiency in new buildings
  • Support Indigenous communities and organizations to improve energy efficiency of existing community and organization owned buildings
  • Contribute to GHG reductions or avoidance; and
  • Provide energy savings to communities.

Eligible Applicants

  • First Nation communities, Metis Nation of Alberta, Metis Settlements, Aseniwuche Winewak Nation, Indigenous organizations, Friendship Centres, Tribal Councils and Indigenous community-owned businesses.
  • 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.

Note: If an organization that serves your community applies to AIEERP, your community is still eligible to apply. As an example, both a Tribal Council and a community served by said Tribal Council are eligible to receive AIEERP funding during the same funding year.

Fundable Projects

The AIEERP will provide funding for energy efficient retrofits for both new and existing buildings.

The buildings must be owned by an Indigenous community or organization in Alberta.

  1. For existing buildings, prior to funding application submission, the proposed building(s) for retrofits must have had a detailed energy assessment completed. Please see for details on detailed energy assessment and funding.

For non-residential buildings, buildings must be assessed using the Detailed Energy Assessments  Requirements (DEAR).

The assessment of community-owned residential buildings must be conducted by a qualified home energy auditor who provides a comprehensive energy assessment, including recommendations on retrofits.

  1. For new buildings, GHG emissions avoidance must be clearly demonstrated in the proposal submitted in addition to information on what types of upgrades are being planned and the expected cost savings from those upgrades.

Available Funding

  • The AIEERP can provide 100 per cent of the eligible expenses per project.
  • An indigenous community or organization can only submit one application during the call for applications.

Application deadline

  • AIEERP will accept applications from June 25, 2018 – September 30, 2018.  Only one application per community/organization can be submitted.

How to Apply

Important update and deadline reminder for the Indigenous Climate Leadership Grant Programs

Due to ongoing issues, the online grant application system will remain unavailable. All programs are currently using and accepting fillable form PDF applications.

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  1. Please download the fillable application form and complete.
  2. Refer to the Program Guidelines for details on how to complete your application.
  3. Forward completed applications to

Mail any hard copies to 19th Floor Commerce Place, 10155 102st NW, Edmonton, AB, T5J 4G8

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