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Incentive Programs and Contact information from Government and other agencies


Alberta HUB    New Energy Efficiency Education Grant Program

posted November 11, 2018

Please review this information and forward on to those you feel will find it of value……….

Excerpts:

  • The province is boosting solar power rebate rates for homeowners and doubling the cap on returns for businesses that install solar panels.
  • Energy Efficiency Alberta has pegged rebate rates for homeowners at $0.90 per watt, marking a 15 per cent increase, with a cap of $10,000. Non-profits will receive $1 per watt, totalling a 25 per cent increase, and businesses maintain a rate of $0.75 per watt.
  • Last month, the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC) extended funding for the Alberta Municipal Solar Program (AMSP), which had an initial grant of $5 million in 2015. The province has invested an additional $7.5 million.

The program funds municipalities connecting to the grid, with 28 involved so far.

Please click this link for the short read………….
https://edmontonjournal.com/news/politics/alberta-increases-rebate-rates-for-installing-solar-panels

Sincerely,
Bob Bezpalko
Executive Director
Northeast Alberta Information HUB
1-780-614-3715  cell
www.albertahub.com


Alberta HUB    New Energy Efficiency Education Grant Program

posted November 08, 2018

Please review the information below and forward on to those you feel will find it of value. Please note the program is accepting applications until midnight (MST) on Saturday, December 15

Use this link: https://albertaecotrust.com/energy-efficiency-education-grant-program/

Sincerely,
Bob Bezpalko
Executive Director
Northeast Alberta Information HUB
1-780-614-3715  cell
www.albertahub.com


Alberta HUB    Feds earmark $1.5 billion to help smaller businesses adapt to carbon pricing | Calgary Herald

posted October 30, 2018

Below is a very long link that takes you to an article that speaks to the above mentioned subject……….

Excerpts:

  • The federal government expects to spend nearly $1.5 billion helping small and medium-sized businesses adapt to carbon pricing over the next five years — but it will not exempt them from the new carbon tax regime.
  • Darryl Shirley, the company’s owner, said the funding isn’t going to help his business. The company, which has about 60 trucks on the road at the moment, and employs about 80 people, uses more than four million litres of diesel a year.

At $20 a tonne, the price of diesel goes up about 5.5 cents a litre, adding more than $221,000 to Shirley’s fuel costs. In 2022 when it rises to $50 a  tonne, or 13.7 cents on a litre of diesel, the bill will rise to $554,171.

Please click this link for the complete article…….
https://calgaryherald.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/feds-earmark-1-5-billion-to-help-smaller-businesses-adapt-to-carbon-pricing/wcm/6e738ef6-ba8d-41cd-8d85-ead18201a44b

Sincerely,
Bob Bezpalko
Executive Director
Northeast Alberta Information HUB
1-780-614-3715  cell
www.albertahub.com


Alberta HUB Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program | Alberta.ca

posted June 20, 2018

Below is information on the above mentioned funding opportunity.
I hope you find this of value.

Sincerely,
Bob Bezpalko
Executive Director
Northeast Alberta Information HUB
1-780-614-3715  cell
www.albertahub.com

https://www.alberta.ca/investing-canada-infrastructure-program.aspx

Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program

Organizations can apply for funding to support infrastructure projects that build prosperous communities and transition to a clean economy.

Pages in this section:

Overview

The governments of Canada and Alberta are working together to make long-term infrastructure investments that will create economic growth, sustain well-paying jobs, build inclusive communities and support a low carbon, green economy – leading to a higher quality of life for all Canadians.

Through the federal government’s Investing in Canada Infrastructure Plan, Alberta will receive $3.39 billion over the next 10 years. These projects will be cost-shared with the Alberta government, municipalities and other partners.

Funding streams

Eligible organizations can apply for funding under the following streams.


Alberta HUB  –  RMA  Scholarship opportunity

posted May 8, 2018

Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA) Post-Secondary Scholarship Program

The RMA Scholarship Program is designed to encourage young rural Albertans to pursue further education, and thereby enhance the ability of these young people to make meaningful contributions to their communities in subsequent years. A scholarship in the amount of $1,000 is presented to one successful applicant from each of the five districts.
Learn more…

Thanks to Soren Odegard Chair of Alberta HUB for sending this along.

Sincerely,
Bob Bezpalko
Executive Director
Northeast Alberta Information HUB
1-780-614-3715  cell
www.albertahub.com


Alberta HUB  Information  Cannabis | AGLC

posted March 10

Below is a link to the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission website providing information on Cannabis.

I hope you find it of value……………………………

Please click this link ……..   https://aglc.ca/cannabis

Sincerely,
Bob Bezpalko
Executive Director
Northeast Alberta Information HUB
1-780-614-3715  cell
www.albertahub.com


Alberta HUB Federal Funding Program Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities: BioHeat, Demonstration & Deployment Program Streams

posted February 28th, 2018

Below is a link to a Federal Funding program based on the above mentioned subject………………….

Excerpts:

This program is seeking proposals to reduce the reliance of rural and remote communities on diesel fuel for heat and power.

Program streams:

BioHeat to reduce fossil fuel use through the installation, retrofit or investigation into the feasibility of biomass heating or combined heat and power systems for community and/or industrial applications.

Innovative demonstrations to reduce diesel use through the validation of novel renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy storage, and smart-grid technologies and applications.

Deployment of renewable energy technologies for electricity including hydro, wind, solar, geothermal, and bioenergy. Heat may also be produced, but the primary purpose of the project must be electricity production.

There is a separate call for preliminary proposals for Capacity-Building Activities to support development and delivery of knowledge and skills in an effort to reduce diesel dependency that go beyond a specific project.. https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/science/programs-funding/20477

Please click this link for all the details…………………….

https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/science/programs-funding/19791?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_campaign=greeninfrastructure&utm_content=off_diesel

Sincerely,

Bob Bezpalko
Executive Director
Northeast Alberta Information HUB
1-780-614-3715  cell


Alberta HUB   EATC Local to Global Forum – Registration is open  Draft Agenda

posted January 31, 2018

I have attached a copy of the draft agenda for the Local to Global Forum coming up in Vermilion March 7, 8 and 9th.
The forum begins the evening of Wednesday March 7 with a reception at the Pomeroy Hotel and we are waiting
For final confirmation that Minister Bilous will be attending.

This forum is a major event for the Eastern Alberta Trade Corridor initiative a joint partnership between Alberta HUB,
BRAED and PEP (3 regional economic development alliances of eastern Alberta).

The major topics covered include transportation, broadband, renewable energy, agriculture and economic development.
I am very happy to say we have 4 Assistant Deputy Ministers presenting:
ADM Stephen Bull Service Alberta on Broadband development  Rural Focus
ADM Ranjit Tharamalingam Alberta Transportation
ADM Michele Evans Economic Development and Trade
ADM Matthew Machielse  Trade and Investment Attraction Division.

Please review the draft agenda and keep in mind it is subject to change.

Registration is open for the Local to Global Forum coming up in Vermilion March 7, 8 and 9th.

Join Economic Development Practitioners, Government Partners, Educational Institutions, and the Business Community for the full conference to participate in focused dialogue with senior government representatives and our dynamic roster of presenters from across North America.  Come learn about Transportation & Infrastructure Developments, Pipeline Updates, New Opportunities in Value-Added Agriculture, Renewable Energy Development, Export Development …and MORE!!

Please click this link to register……….   https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/local-to-global-forum-tickets-42199874962

More information will be forwarded as it becomes available.

Please let me know if you have any questions and forward on to those you feel will find this of value.

Sincerely,

Bob Bezpalko
Executive Director
Northeast Alberta Information HUB
1-780-614-3715  cell
www.albertahub.com


Alberta HUB     Agricultural Youth Green Jobs Initiative – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)

posted January 12, 2018

Below is a link to funding information on the above mentioned subject…………..
Excerpts:
The Agricultural Youth Green Jobs Initiative will help fund internships for post-secondary graduates and high school students working in the agriculture industry. These internships would include activities or projects that benefit the environment.
Funding is available through the following two streams:

Green Farms Stream: Farm operators could receive up to a maximum of $10,000 per youth intern, 30 years old or younger, including high school students to implement projects that are environmentally beneficial.

Green Internships Stream: Employers in the agricultural sector but not directly on farm could receive up to a maximum of $16,000 per post-secondary graduate intern to undertake environmental activities, services or research that will benefit the agriculture sector.

Please click this link for the details……………
http://www.agr.gc.ca/eng/programs-and-services/list-of-programs-and-services/agricultural-youth-green-jobs-initiative/?id=1459879253586

Please forward on to those you feel will find this of value.
Sincerely,
Bob Bezpalko
Executive Director
Northeast Alberta Information HUB
1-780-614-3715 cell
www.albertahub.com
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