A summary of funding and incentive programs available for biogas developers.
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Green Municipal Fund provides grants and low interest loans to municipalities in support of activities in the following sectors: brownfields, energy, transportation, waste and water. Grants are offered for developing sustainable community plans, conducting feasibility studies and field tests (up to 50% of costs to a maximum of $350,000) and loans are offered to implement projects. In the waste sector, funding is available to support waste diversion projects. Eligible applicants can request up to $4 million in loans and $400,000 in grants for each project. Rates for municipalities are 1.5 per cent lower than the Government of Canada bond rate and even further below market rates.
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ new Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program provides funding, training and resources to help municipalities adapt to the impacts of climate change and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The program is funded by the Government of Canada. Grants of up to $175,000 to develop plans and studies to reduce GHG emissions and help your community adapt to impacts of climate change, such as extreme temperatures, flooding and drought are available now. Apply today.
The National Research Council (NRC) of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) is making available up to $10,000 to employ Canadian youth between 15-30 years of age. Companies eligible for this program must be considered “Green” by having their business align with the green economy sectors of industries. The companies need to be incorporated and have 1 to 500 full-time employees. These Green companies must use the hired Youth to produce an environmental benefit. For further information or to determine if you qualify, please contact NRC-IRAP at (416) 973-2626 or Shawn.Saleem@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca. Please also visit the NRC website and refer to the Youth-Green Program.
Ontario’s Solutions 2030 Challenge is a global call for innovators to propose their solutions to help Ontario industry reduce GHG emissions. With up to $7 million in funding, including up to $3 million in support for the winning team to bring their transformative technology to market, the challenge asks teams and industry to collaborate and envision a path forward to tackle climate change in Ontario and around the world. A three-phase competition over three years, the Solutions 2030 Challenge is designed to identify and accelerate the development of technologies that have a high potential to help Ontario industry meet 2030 emissions targets. Eligible teams can apply through the Solutions 2030 online application portal by September 22, 2017.