ICEP Overview

What is the Indigenous Community Energy Plan Program?

The Indigenous Community Energy Plan (ICEP) Program supports First Nation and Métis communities and organizations to develop and maintain an updated community energy plan designed to enhance community energy security.

A Community Energy Plan helps to improve energy efficiency and reduce electricity consumption at the community level. It also helps communities consider opportunities for renewable energy solutions, and can promote a greater interest, awareness and understanding about energy planning.

This program can support:

  • development of new community energy plans; and
  • updating existing community energy plans.
The Aboriginal Community Energy Plan (ACEP) Program supports Indigenous communities in the development of comprehensive, long-term energy plans

Community Energy Plan Status

View the community energy plan status data related to the map above.

When can I apply?

Another application window is anticipated to open in Q2 2023. Updated details on the next intake will be provided here once available.

Refer to the application process for what you can expect. 

Who is eligible?

First Nations and M├ętis communities and organizations in the province of Ontario can apply for funding. See the Program Guidelines for more details.

Funding is not provided to individuals. Joint applications for a shared single project may be submitted by two or more eligible applicants.

Contact ICEP Staff

The ICEP team is here to help you at any point along the way. Indigenous communities or organizations needing more information or interested in making a submission should email icep@ieso.ca or call 416-969-6317.