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 M├ętis 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.

Energy Support Programs team continuing to work from home

Please note that the Energy Support Program team is continuing to work from home, however, we are committed to carrying on with general business operations. We will be available to receive communication via email and phone and will respond accordingly. Please note that response times may be longer than normal.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely, consult with local health authorities and provide updates as needed. For more information on the current status of the programs, please visit our updated FAQs.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

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When can I apply?

Applications are currently accepted for the Indigenous Energy Projects (IEP) Program and must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EDT on August 6, 2021.

Refer to 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.