Tŝilhqot’in National Government Solar Farm – BCICEI Funded project in 2018/2019

BC Indigenous Clean Energy Initiative

The British Columbia Indigenous Clean Energy Initiative (BCICEI) provides support and capacity-building funds to Indigenous communities working on the development of clean energy projects.
BCICEI funding will enable the implementation of cost-effective clean energy and efficiency projects through support for:

  • Feasibility and site selection activities
  • Environmental review and permitting
  • Project design and engineering
  • Demand side management.

The initiative will also target remote and off-grid communities seeking to reduce dependency on conventional diesel power generation.


Who Can Apply

  • BC First Nations
  • Tribal Councils
  • Indigenous for profit and not-for-profit corporations, partnerships, and other legal entities which are majority owned and controlled by First Nation communities.

Project Funding Categories

Eligible BCICEI projects could receive support through contributions up to $500,000 in assisted project costs; project support levels will be determined based on demand for funds, the strength of applications, and project development categories.

Categories of project development phases under BCICEI include:

How To Apply

Application process for 2022-23 will open soon.
To keep informed of the launch date, please contact the coordinators listed in this section to request an update when the BCICEI will open.

Application Process


Sarah Powell & Selina Beltran
BC Indigenous Clean Energy Initiative (BCICEI)
New Relationship Trust

Tel: 604.925.3338
Toll-Free: 1.877.922.3338
Emails: [email protected]   &   [email protected]


Guidelines & Application (word)

The BCICEI grant cycle for 2022-23 will open in the fall 2022.

Final Report Template (word)

If you have completed your project, please download and complete the brief final report template and then send it to the contact listed on the form.

To learn more about our funding opportunities, resources, or other information, contact us.