Low Carbon Communities

Funding is available for transportation, buildings, electricity and other projects that have the potential to reduce emissions. Funding can be used for community planning, feasibility studies, learning by doing, public engagement sessions, program promotion and demonstration projects.

Low Carbon Communities – Project Categories

Advanced Buildings

Projects under this category may include:

  • Energy audits and design plans for community buildings (non-electric)
  • Deep energy retrofits and/or innovative heating systems
  • Benchmarking, modeling, data analysis that informs energy efficiency measures
  • Advanced building design and plans

Low Carbon Communities will provide grants of up to $75,000 per project in this category.

Clean Electricity & Energy Transformation

Projects under this category may include:

  • Plans and feasibility studies for: smart grids and storage, district energy, or solar and solar gardens.
  • New energy financing mechanisms
  • Community or neighbourhood energy planning
  • Project strategies and implementation plans

Low Carbon Communities will provide grants of up to $75,000 per project in this category.

Capacity Building and Community Engagement

Projects under this category may include:

  • Municipal staff training, capacity building, or networks
  • Education – energy literacy initiatives
  • Marketing and communication – social marketing and support for existing low-carbon programs
  • Public engagement activities
  • Community energy conservation challenges and other education and awareness campaigns

Community Building and Engagement will provide grants of up to $50,000 per project in this category.

Contact Information

Department of Energy and Mines
Joseph Howe Building 12th Floor
1690 Hollis Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3J9

Phone: 902-424-4073
Email: lowcarboncommunities@novascotia.ca

Additional Resources

LCC/C2 2020 Stakeholder Presentation

LCC/C2 Program Description

LCC/C2 Assessment Criteria

2019 – 2020 Low Carbon Communities and Connect2 grant recipients

LCC/C2 Reference ONLY Application

LCC/C2 other Potential Funders