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 $218M. This program is funded from the proceeds of the federal carbon pollution pricing system. Programming is available in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and New Brunswick, where provinces had not committed to their own carbon pollution pricing systems in 2019-20. Eligible recipients would benefit from funding for projects to decrease energy usage, save money, and reduce carbon pollution.
The CAIF supports projects and measures undertaken by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), municipalities, universities, schools, hospitals (“MUSH sector”), and not-for-profit organizations.
SME Project stream
Provides support to small and medium-sized enterprises to undertake retrofit projects in sectors, such as building, transportation, industry, waste, agriculture and more.
Provides support to small and medium-sized enterprises and not-for-profit organizations in the purchase of ENERGY STAR certified equipment, such as commercial kitchen appliances, water heaters, etc.
Stream under reassessment
The following table describes the estimated total allocation by jurisdiction for the CAIF for 2019-20:
|SME Project stream||$ 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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