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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019

Low Carbon Economy Challenge

Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources

The Low Carbon Economy Challenge is part of the Low Carbon Economy Fund. It will leverage Canadian ingenuity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and generate clean growth in support of Canada’s clean growth and climate action plan, (the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change). The Challenge is broken into two streams:

Champions stream

The $450 million Champions stream will provide funding to all eligible applicants

  • Provinces and territories
  • Municipalities
  • Indigenous communities
  • Organizations
  • Businesses
  • Not-for-profit organizations

 The deadline for submitting formal proposals was September 28, 2018.
Applicants will be notified of funding decisions in the coming months.

Partnerships stream

The $50 million Partnerships stream is limited to:

  • Indigenous communities and organizations
  • small and medium-sized businesses
  • not-for-profit organizations
  • small municipalities


The Partnerships stream opened for applications on December 20, 2018.

You are invited to submit an application outlining your project proposal and providing detailed information about estimated costs and greenhouse gas emission reductions.

We will thoroughly review all applications. Projects will be selected primarily on the basis of their ability to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We will also consider a project’s potential contribution to clean growth, energy savings and job creation, overall risk and feasibility, and cost-effectiveness.

Note: If you applied to the Champions stream and wish to also be considered for the Partnerships stream, please submit a new application for the Partnerships stream.


How to apply for funding

Use the online application tool to submit your application. You will need a GCKey to access the online application tool.

If you do not already have a GCKey and Single Window Information Management (SWIM) account, you can follow this step-by-step walkthrough to complete a user profile.
  Key steps include:

  • using GCKey to sign up to create an account
  • setting up your profile in SWIM
  • connecting your profile to an organization
  • managing access for your organization
  • selecting the Low Carbon Economy Fund from your SWIM home page


Applicant guide

The applicant guide provides details on the eligibility criteria and the process for submitting an application. Please review the applicant guide, which is available in the online application tool, before submitting your application.

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Contact Name: Low Carbon Economy Fund Secretariat
Contact Phone: 1-800-668-6767
Subject Area(s): Environmental Protection and Management
Last Reviewed: January 10, 2019, 11:09 am
Deadline: Tuesday, May 14, 2019
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