Relaunch of the Indigenous Energy Support Programs
May 3, 2018
The IESO is pleased to announce enhancements to its Indigenous energy support programs (ESPs) to align them better with First Nations and Métis needs and interests. After extensive engagement over the past six months to gather feedback on the existing portfolio of programs, the IESO has launched the new portfolio of Indigenous ESPs. Overall, the enhanced programs feature simplified guidelines and application processes, broadened program eligibility and increased flexibility. Funding is available for eligible communities and organizations to develop and maintain an updated energy plan; hire a designated energy worker; build capacity and job-readiness skills; and assess and develop energy projects and partnerships. For further information, visit the IESO’s Funding Programs webpage.