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First Nations Housing Sustainability Initiative

Program Category: Clean Energy, Climate Adaptation, Built Environment
Program Sub-Category: Energy Efficiency (Housing / Buildings), Renewable Energy
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Status: Open


Columbia Basin Trust

Funder Organization Type

  • Trust

Regional Limitations

This is a regional program and only supports communities in its service area.

(See the Map)

The Trust’s First Nations Housing Sustainability Initiative supports First Nations in the Basin to enhance their community’s affordable rental housing by providing grants to support energy retrofits, health and safety enhancements and building repairs.

Eligible Community

First Nations in the Columbia Basin Trust Region 

Regional Limitations

Yes (See the Map)

Required Community Contribution

Community contribution required (please see program website)

Funding Stacking Restrictions


Professional Input Required


Condition assessments, energy audits , quotes

Specific Eligibility Requirements

Must be done by qualified professional; homes should be band owned. 

Type of Funding

  • Grant
  • Support (e.g. consulting management)

Range of Funding Available per Project

  • Under $100 000
  • From $100 000 to $1 000 000

Description of Funding

Grant amounts are based on project costs validated by assessments and audits.

Percentage of Project Funded

Please contact program staff directly for details. 

Eligible Costs

Capital Costs
Equipment/Material Purchase
Capacity Building for the Community

Condition assessments, energy audits 

Ineligible Costs

Administration Fees
Project Management
Staff Costs
Land Acquisition

Reporting Requirements

Progress reports and final reports

Expected Timeframe for Funding Decision

1 month

Approximately 1 month