IEP Overview

What is the Indigenous Energy Projects Program?

The Indigenous Energy Projects (IEP) Program  provides support for supply-side solutions  that contribute to cleaner, more reliable and more affordable energy systems for First Nations and Métis communities and organizations.

This program includes three areas of focus:

  • the assessment and development of renewable energy projects;
  • the assessment and development of partnerships for renewable energy projects and transmission projects; and
  • innovative supply-side solutions relating to the IEP Program objective.

The IEP Program replaces the Energy Partnerships Program (EPP) as of May 1, 2018. Documents related to the new IEP Program can be found at Program Documents and Resources. For documents related to the EPP, please see EPP Documents Archive.


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When can I apply?

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and reviewed at specific times throughout the year.  See the application process for what you can expect.

Who is eligible?

First Nation and Métis communities and organizations in the province of Ontario can apply for funding. See the Program Guidelines for more details.

Funding is not provided to individuals. Joint applications for a shared single project may be submitted by two or more eligible applicants.

Retroactive funding may be available for eligible applicants. Please contact us for more information.

Contact IEP Staff

The IEP team is here to help you at any point along the way. Indigenous communities or organizations needing more information or interested in making a submission should email or call 416-969-6317.