If your organization owns and operates a community purpose building and is looking to reduce costs and increase efficiency, or add alternative energy generation, this program may be for you.
WHAT TYPES OF PROJECTS ARE ELIGIBLE?
This program supports projects that create opportunities for alternative and renewable energy generation, and energy conservation and efficiency at community purpose buildings.
To be selected for funding, projects must demonstrate a positive return on investment and significant community impact.
Eligible costs include, but are not limited to, the purchase and/or installation of alternative & renewable energy generation systems such as:
- Air or ground source heat pumps
- Biomass energy boilers
- Heat storage
- Solar panels
- Micro hydro systems
- Wind turbines
Eligible costs also include energy conservation and efficiency improvements such as:
- Air sealing
- Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning upgrades
- Increase in insulation values
- Thermostat and other controls
Projects must take place within the Columbia Basin Trust region.
WHO CAN APPLY?
Registered non-profits, local governments and First Nations communities in the Basin that own Community Purpose Buildings are eligible to apply. School districts and registered public colleges may be eligible where the project is specifically for a space used for broader public purposes by external organizations and the space is not being used by the school or college for providing education.
Projects are not eligible if they:
- Occur on or in buildings owned by for-profit organizations or provincial and federal governments
- Occur on or in non-profit affordable housing buildings
- Have narrowly defined benefit
- Are primarily focused on, or associated with, only a single sport
- Take place outside the Basin
- Relieve any level of government of its obligations
HOW TO APPLY
This application has a two-stage application process. The Expression of Interest intake is now closed. If your application is selected to move forward you will hear from us by September 8, 2020. The deadline for full applications is January 14, 2021 at 2:00 p.m./3:00 p.m. MT.
To discuss your project contact Ulli Mueller, Program Coordinator. firstname.lastname@example.org 1.800.505.8998
Here are examples of past projects that have been approved for grants:
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