Last week the federal Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna announced that small and medium sized businesses in the four provinces where the federal government carbon pollution pricing currently applies can now apply to the SME Project stream of the Climate Action Incentive Fund.
These businesses will be eligible to receive funding of up to 25 percent of the cost of projects that will make their businesses more productive and competitive as they reduce energy use, save money and cut greenhouse gas pollution. This amounts to 9.3 million dollars in total funding in Manitoba and 21.3 million in Saskatchewan with the funding allocated to eligible projects on a first come first served basis. A wide range of projects are eligible including building retrofits, improved industrial processes, fuel switching and the production of renewable energy. For details and an application package search Climate Action Incentive Fund.