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Environment and Climate Change Strategy

Funding for new projects helps build cleaner infrastructure

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Environment and Climate Change Strategy

Funding for new projects helps build cleaner infrastructure

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Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
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250 953-3834
Media Contacts
Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
Media Relations
250 953-3834

Backgrounders

Facts about clean energy funding in B.C.
  • CleanBC Communities Fund investments are available for public infrastructure owned by local governments, Indigenous communities, not-for-profits and projects in partnership with for-profit entities.
  • Examples of eligible projects include electric-vehicle charging stations, public building retrofits to improve energy efficiency and clean energy projects that reduce community energy expenses and greenhouse gas emissions.
  • The CleanBC Communities Fund is part of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program’s Green Infrastructure Stream.
  • Through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Plan, the Government of Canada is investing more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.
  • For each project in the CleanBC Communities Fund, projects may receive the following funding toward eligible costs:
    • Up to 33% provincial funding and up to 40% federal funding for local government projects;
    • Up to 15% provincial funding and up to 75% federal funding for Indigenous off-reserve projects;
    • Up to 75% federal funding for Indigenous on-reserve projects*; 
    • Up to 25% provincial funding and up to 40% federal funding for not-for-profit projects; and
    • Up to 15% provincial funding and up to 25% federal funding related to for-profit projects.
      *Indigenous recipients may access additional funding for a project up to a maximum of 100% of eligible expenditures from all federal sources.

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