Funding Opportunities for First Nations for Climate Emergency
- Summary of funding opportunities for First Nations through different federal programs.
- Supporting Indigenous participation in energy infrastructure projects. The Indigenous Natural Resource Partnerships (INRP) program is a $6-million one-year initiative to increase Indigenous economic participation in energy infrastructure projects in B.C. and Alberta. Preference may be given to projects that will be completed by March 31, 2020.
- Renewable Energy for Remote Communities (RERC) Program
As part of CleanBC, the Province wants to assist remote communities in B.C. to reduce their reliance on diesel by funding the capital costs of renewable electricity projects. To undertake this initiative, the Province has partnered with Coast Funds to lead investment with 11 First Nations located within the Great Bear Rainforest and Haida Gwaii regions, and with Fraser Basin Council to lead investments in diesel-dependant communities in other regions of the province.
- List of Funding Opportunities for Clean Energy Projects Led by First Nations and Local Governments (last updated: May 2019): This is a summary of funding opportunities to support clean energy initiatives. This document is periodically updated by the Province.
- First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund: The First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund (FNCEBF) promotes increased Indigenous community participation in the clean energy sector within their Traditional Territories. No Official Deadline.
- Community Emergency Preparedness Fund: The program supports community resiliency in the face of wildfires, floods and other emergencies. CEPF will provide two new funding streams and will be open to all First Nations starting in October 2019.
- Indigenous Cultural Safety and Cultural Humility Training: This fund is part of the Community Emergency Preparedness Fund, which can support eligible applicants to provide emergency management personnel with cultural safety and humility training in order to more effectively partner with and provide assistance to Indigenous communities during times of emergency.
- Funding for Building Efficiency Improvements: