Natural Resources Canada – Clean Energy in Indigenous, Rural and Remote Communities


The Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities (CERRC) program provides funding for renewable energy and capacity building projects and related energy efficiency measures in Indigenous, rural and remote communities across Canada.
The program has the following areas of focus:

  1. Indigenous, rural and remote areas that use fossil fuels for heat or power, including Northern and Arctic regions and industrial sites;

  2. Prioritize Indigenous-owned or led projects, or projects with community partnerships;

  3. Support for all project stages and a variety of technology types.


Applicants must be:

  • first Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, governments, development corporations and organizations;
  • canadian businesses and not-for-profit organizations;
  • provincial, territorial, regional or municipal government organizations.

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