Low Carbon Communities

The Low Carbon Communities (LCC) Program supports community-led, innovative solutions to create long-lasting greenhouse gas reductions. The program provides funding for projects that support low-carbon solutions in buildings, electricity, transportation and education.

Projects can include testing new ideas, applying best practices, increasing knowledge or enhancing equity and accessibility.  You can submit an expression of interest until 22 June 2023.

Funding categories

Projects should support low-carbon solutions in one of the following categories:

  • clean buildings
  • clean electricity
  • clean transportation
  • education

Funding amount

The Low Carbon Communities Program provides up to 75% of total project eligible costs. Projects can only receive up to the maximum funding amount for their project funding category.

Category Maximum funding
Clean buildings $75,000
Clean electricity $75,000
Clean transportation $75,000
Education $50,000

Accessing the funding

The Low Carbon Communities Program provides 90% of the funding at the start of the project. Recipients receive the remaining funding when they complete the project and submit final reports.

Who can apply

Municipalities, First Nations bands or organizations, post-secondary institutions, businesses and non-profit organizations can apply. Projects must demonstrate a benefit to communities in Nova Scotia.

Deadline or important dates

Expression of interest deadline: 22 June 2023
Application deadline: 29 June 2023
Project completion and final report deadline: 1 August 2024

How to apply

Applications are closed.


Low Carbon Communities
Department of Natural Resources and Renewables
Joseph Howe Building 12th Floor
1690 Hollis Street
Halifax, NS B3J 3J9

Phone: 902-717-7026 or 902-219-0264  

Additional resources

Low Carbon Communities Program Guide (PDF)
Low Carbon Communities Grant Recipients - 2023-2024 (PDF)
Connect2 Program
Sustainable Communities Challenge Fund