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FortisBC Indigenous Communities New Home Program

Program Category: Clean Energy, Built Environment, Community Infrastructure
Program Sub-Category: Energy Efficiency (Housing / Buildings), Asset Management
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Status: Closed



Deadline Details

The last deadline was December 31, 2024.

Funder Organization Type

  • Utility

Aligned with the BC Energy Step Code, the Indigenous Communities New Home Program provides up to $20,000 per unit to support the design and construction of building energy efficient homes using a FortisBC energy source. Additional rebates are also available for installing qualifying, energy efficient appliances such as natural gas fireplaces, drain water heat recovery systems and more.

Regional Limitations

Yes (See the Map)

Funding Stacking Restrictions


Professional Input Required


An Energy Advisor (EA) works with you to maximize the efficiency of your project and completes the reporting required to apply for the Step Code rebate of up to $13,000. Also, for Step Code 3, 4 or 5, up to $7,000 per home is available to cover the consulting fees of Integrated Design Process (IDP) consultants and/or a mechanical design specialist on individual homes. 

Type of Funding

  • Rebates

Range of Funding Available per Project

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

Description of Funding

See website for details.

Eligible Costs

Equipment/Material Purchase

Reporting Requirements

Final report only

Expected Timeframe for Funding Decision

3 months

If you qualify, we’ll mail you the rebate in the form of a cheque. Please allow up to 90 days to process.