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How the grant process works

The Canada Greener Homes Initiative provides grants and a loan for EnerGuide evaluations and for retrofits. It is important that you read all eligibility criteria and grant requirements to be sure that you will qualify for the grant at the end of the process.

You must complete a pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation before beginning the retrofits to be eligible for the grant.

Canada Greener Homes Grant: The homeowner journey

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  • Step 1. Apply – Select a service organization.
  • Step 2A. Pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation – Prioritize your renovations.
  • Step 2B. (optional) Interest-free loan - Apply for the Canada Greener Homes Loan.
  • Step 3. Retrofit your home - Consult the renovation upgrade report.
  • Step 4. Post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation - Log in to the grant portal to access the results.
  • Step 5. Request and receive your grant - Upload your documents, and confirm your grant.
  • Step 6. Complete your retrofit journey – Enjoy the benefits and savings of a greener home.

How the grant process works

Step 1. Apply

Learn about how the grant process works, and ensure you meet all the eligibility criteria for the grant before you apply. Select a service organization to conduct the EnerGuide evaluation, and submit your application through the Canada Greener Homes Grant portal.

Conditions for residents of these provinces

Quebec and Nova Scotia

Residents of Quebec and Nova Scotia must apply through their provincial programs to book EnerGuide home evaluations and to register:

New Brunswick and West Kootenay, British Columbia

New Brunswick and West Kootenay, British Columbia, have requested that we direct residents in those provinces to go through the provincial program first to ensure homeowners can take advantage of the network of energy advisors already established in those provinces.

Step 2A. Pre-retrofit EnerGuide home evaluation

This is a mandatory step before you start your retrofits.
An energy advisor performs the pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation, which measures the energy efficiency of your home. The energy advisor is registered with Natural Resources Canada and is a representative of the service organization you select when you apply through the Canada Greener Homes Grant portal.

Step 2B. (optional) Interest-free loan

Once you have received your pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation and decided which retrofits you would like to do, you can apply for a loan. The loan will help cover the cost of retrofits that are both eligible and recommended by your energy advisor.

To apply for the loan, you must provide at least one cost estimate for the retrofits.

You are not eligible for a loan if you have already started or completed the retrofits.

Note: You will receive the loan only after the completed work has been verified through a post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation.

Step 3. Retrofit your home

After the pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation is complete, you will need to review the recommendations and decide which retrofits work best for your budget and renovation plans.

Step 4. Post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation

You must book a post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation, and submit the required documents online or by mail. Once the post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation is complete, your new EnerGuide label will show you how much more energy-efficient your home has become.

Step 5. Request and receive your grant

You will receive an email asking you to confirm your total grant amount, which will help you cover part of your retrofits cost. After you confirm, you will receive a cheque for the grant by mail within the 30 business days.

Check your eligibility  Find out which retrofits are eligible  Start your application

Canada Greener Homes Initiative

  • Grants from $125 to $5,000 to get a part of your costs back for eligible home retrofits.
  • Up to $600 as a maximum contribution towards the total costs of your pre and post retrofit EnerGuide home evaluations.
  • Interest-free Loan: up to $40,000, with a repayment term of 10 years
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