Low Carbon Communities
The Low Carbon Communities program helps communities develop and advance innovative solutions in building efficiency, clean electricity and clean transportation. Applications are closed.
The Low Carbon Communities program supports community-led, innovative solutions to create long-lasting greenhouse gas reductions. The funding helps communities complete the preparatory work required to implement their projects.
Project Funding Categories
Projects should demonstrative positive and innovative low-carbon solutions in one of these categories:
- building efficiency
- clean electricity
- clean transportation
The program will fund feasibility studies, design and planning, engagement and education activities, and implementation of projects. Please read through the full Program Description for details on project eligibility and funding.
All funded projects should be completed by 8 December 2022.
Who can apply
The program is open to community groups, municipalities, First Nations Bands, post-secondary institutions, businesses and non-profit organizations. Projects must benefit communities in Nova Scotia.
Low Carbon Communities funding will cover up to 75% of the total project cost.
Accessing the funding
Recipients will receive 90% of their funding at the start of their project and 10% after completing the project and submitting final reports.
How to apply
Please Note: Expression of Interest period for 2021-22 has closed.
- Read the program description and assessment criteria to determine if your project fits the program. Contact us if you have questions or want to discuss your project idea.
- Submit an Expression of Interest. The deadline to submit your Expression of Interest was 15 November 2021.
Staff will review Expressions of Interest and send an application form to eligible applicants.