The Government of Nova Scotia is currently seeking applications for potential new infrastructure projects to be supported under the Climate Change Mitigation Sub Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.

Specifically, the government is seeking to support projects that increase the following:

  • capacity to manage more renewable energy
  • access to clean energy transportation
  • energy efficiency of buildings
  • generation of clean energy

Eligible projects should be mainly for public use and benefit, for a new infrastructure project, or a grouping of projects, that reduces GHGs. Projects should have a total cost of $1 million or more. They can be multi-year, with a completion date by October 2027. They can be ready to start in 2020 or later.

Applications will be accepted in these categories:

  1. Buildings
    Projects focused on net zero (or equivalent), deep energy retrofits, and district heating and cooling systems.
  2. Electricity
    Projects focused on electric and water heating, First Nations, community and shared solar, and grid technologies and advanced storage
  3. Transportation
    Projects focused on clean energy transportation and active transportation networks.

The funding recipient must be one of the following:

  • a municipal government in Nova Scotia
  • a public sector body
  • a public or not-for-profit institution that is directly or indirectly authorized to deliver post-secondary courses or programs when working in collaboration with a municipality
  • a for-profit organization, working in collaboration with one or more of the entities referred to above or a First Nations government
  • a not-for-profit organization
  • a First Nations government

Click here for Project guidelines and application form.

Deadline to submit an application is September 9, 2020.

The Department of Energy and Mines will confirm receipt of information from applicants and may contact applicants for additional information.

Featured image credit: Dennis Jarvis, Wikimedia Commons.

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