Climate Action Incentive Fund

The Climate Action Incentive Fund (CAIF) is an Environment and Climate Change Canada program under the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, delivering up to $218M. This program is funded from the proceeds of the federal carbon pollution pricing system. Programming is available in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and New Brunswick, where provinces had not committed to their own carbon pollution pricing systems in 2019-20. Eligible recipients would benefit from funding for projects to decrease energy usage, save money, and reduce carbon pollution.

The CAIF supports projects and measures undertaken by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), municipalities, universities, schools, hospitals (“MUSH sector”), and not-for-profit organizations.

SME Project stream

Provides support to small and medium-sized enterprises to undertake retrofit projects in sectors, such as building, transportation, industry, waste, agriculture and more.

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MUSH Retrofit stream

Provides support to municipalities, universities, colleges, schools and hospitals to undertake energy saving and energy efficiency projects.

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Rebate stream

Provides support to small and medium-sized enterprises and not-for-profit organizations in the purchase of ENERGY STAR certified equipment, such as commercial kitchen appliances, water heaters, etc.

Stream under reassessment

The following table describes the estimated total allocation by jurisdiction for the CAIF for 2019-20:

  Ontario Saskatchewan Manitoba New Brunswick
SME Project stream $ 72 million $ 21 million $ 9 million $ 4 million
Rebate stream $ 35 million $ 10 million $ 4 million $ 2 million
MUSH stream (schools) $ 41 million $ 12 million $ 5 million $ 2 million
Total $ 148 million $ 43 million $18 million $7 million

*Numbers in this table have been rounded to the nearest million.

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Current guidelines for all recipients receiving funding from the Climate Action Incentive Fund (CAIF).

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