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Building Capacity with the Smart Renewables and Electrification Pathways Program

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The 1st Call for Proposals under the Capacity Building stream of the Smart Renewables and Electrification Pathways Program (SREPs) is now open. Deadline for submitting a project proposal is 23:59 pm PT on October 22, 2021. Find out how to submit your project proposal below.

Accelerating Canada’s Low Carbon Future

SREPs supports accelerating eligible projects that can transform our electricity sector as we move toward the net-zero economy of 2050. Capacity building also helps communities and organizations to acquire knowledge and the tools needed to develop renewable energy and grid modernization projects. Both are key steps in Canada’s equitable transition to a cleaner electrical grid.

Enabling the Future of Renewable Energy in Communities through Capacity Building

Through the SREPs capacity building stream, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) will provide funding for projects that build knowledge and skills related to renewable energy and grid modernization technologies, and also support equity, diversity and inclusion activities. These projects will enable communities and individuals to participate in the Canadian electricity and energy sector’s transition to low carbon. SREPs aims to support projects across the country while encouraging the participation and leadership of First Nation, Inuit and Métis communities.

What projects are eligible?

All projects must support electricity/renewable energy in Canada.

Capacity building activities eligible for funding under this stream can include, but are not limited to:

  • Studies: feasibility, engineering, environmental, resource assessment and other studies that lead to tangible, transformative change.
  • Knowledge building and sharing: training, workshops, engagement activities, networking, knowledge tools.
  • Equity, diversity and inclusion projects: mentoring, apprenticeships, and training focused on underrepresented groups.

Steps to Apply for SREPs Capacity Building Support

After carefully reading the Applicant Guide, applicants can request a Proposal template by emailing nrcan.sreps-erite.rncan@canada.ca with the subject line “SREPs Capacity Building: Request for Proposal template”.

The completed project proposal must be submitted both as a Word file and as a signed PDF to the Program email: nrcan.sreps-erite.rncan@canada.ca. The deadline for submitting a capacity building proposal under the first Call for Proposals is 23:59 pm PT on October 22, 2021.

Project proposals are reviewed and scored by a panel of experts, internal and external to the Government of Canada, who will base their decision on the assessment criteria outlined in the Proposal template. All Applicants will receive a funding decision by email following the Program evaluation.

Step 2

Request a Proposal Template via email to: nrcan.sreps-erite.rncan@canada.ca

Step 3

Submit the completed Proposal as a Word document and a signed PDF by October 22, 2021 via email to: nrcan.sreps-erite.rncan@canada.ca

Step 4

Receive a funding decision following evaluation of the Proposal

SREPs also offers a continuous intake process for smart renewable energy and grid modernization projects under the technology streams.

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