Amount:

$250,000

Type of Program:

Grant


Description:

The Climate Action Incentive Fund (CAIF) SME Project stream provides support to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) for retrofit projects in sectors such as Building, Transportation, Industry, Waste, Agriculture, and more.

The CAIF program is available to applicants operating in the provinces of Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and New Brunswick.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is up to 25% of total eligible costs; not less then $20,000 and no more than $250,000 per project and recipient.

A $250,000 CAD funding cap will apply to the group of applicant franchisees who operate under the same franchise trade name in each eligible province.


When It Ends:

First intake closed

Deadline:

Next deadline to be determined

Eligibility:

Applicants must be:

  • Small-sized incorporated enterprises of 1-99 employees
  • Medium-sized incorporated enterprises of 100-499 employees
  • both types of enterprises need to operate in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and New Brunswick.

Applications Steps:

1

In order to access the Climate Action Incentive Fund SME Project Based application from the SWIM home page, you must first connect your profile to your organization. First time users are strongly encouraged to review the guidance on the SWIM website, which includes a step-by-step walkthrough and short tutorial videos, to help facilitate setting up an account and accessing the online application form.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must provide the following information:

  • Business Information
  • Contact Information
  • Project Information
  • Project Outcomes
  • Project Costs
  • Project Milestones
  • Risks and Mitigation Strategies
  • Project Considerations
  • Environmental Assessment and Indigenous Engagement;
  • Feedback on the process

Successful applicants will be required to submit receipts and invoices, and any other relevant documentation with each claim.

Other Things to Note:

  1. 1
    The application period for the first intake closed on November 22, 2019. We thank all applicants for their participation.
  2. 2
    Details about future opportunities will be posted on the CAIF website when available.
  3. 3
    Based on 2019-20 funding allocations, CAIF was available to applicants operating in the provinces of Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and New Brunswick.

About the author 

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Maurice (Moe) Muise learned the ins-and-outs of government while an employee of the Government of Canada in Ottawa for 10 years. His current focus is helping small businesses in Ontario to identify and maximize government grants to grow their business.
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