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BC Indigenous Clean Energy Initiative (BCICEI) Program Open and Accepting Applications until January 18, 2023

The 2022/23 BC Indigenous Clean Energy Initiative (BCICEI), funded by New Relationship Trust (NRT), is now accepting applications. The BCICEI provides support and capacity-building funds to Indigenous communities working on the development of clean energy projects.

BCICEI funding will enable the implementation of cost-effective clean energy and efficiency projects through support for:

  • Feasibility and site selection activities
  • Environmental review and permitting
  • Project design and engineering
  • Demand side management

The initiative will also target remote and off-grid communities seeking to reduce dependency on conventional diesel power generation.

BC First Nations, Tribal Councils, and Indigenous for profit and not-for-profit corporations, partnerships, and other legal entities which are majority owned and controlled by First Nation communities are eligible to apply.

To assist potential applicants with the process, and offer tips for submitting a strong application, NRT is offering informational webinars on January 9 from 11-12pm and January 12 from 1:30-2:30pm. To register for the webinar, interested applicants can send an email to

For full program details and contact information visit:

BC Community Climate Funding Guide:

New Relationship Trust Funding Website: