GHG Grant Program for Buildings and Industry



The Government of the Northwest Territories’ (GNWT) GHG Grant Program for Buildings and Industry is an application based non-repayable grant program designed to support greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction projects and initiatives for NWT businesses, industry and non-profit organizations.

Funding and resources for this program have been provided jointly by the GNWT in support of the GNWT’s 2030 Energy Strategy, and by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) under the Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund (LCELF) in support of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change.

The program is accepting applications on an annual basis. The program ends March 31, 2024. Examples of potential projects include:

  • Building energy retrofits
  • Biomass boilers and district heating
  • Renewable energy for space or water heating
  • Fuel switching to lower GHG emissions
  • Waste-to-energy initiatives
  • Methane capture and use
  • Energy retrofits to mobile equipment

Businesses and industry applicants may receive up to 25% of eligible project costs. Non-profit applicants may receive up to 40% of eligible project costs. There is no maximum grant request per applicant, and a single applicant may seek the entire yearly allocation (see Program Guide for grant amount available). However, there may be other competitive applicants requesting funding and the GNWT may choose to support multiple projects over just one.

The GHG Grant Program is designed to fill a gap in funding for larger GHG reduction initiatives. There is a minimum project cost of $100,000 to be eligible for these funds. The GNWT provides smaller grants through the Arctic Energy Alliance (AEA). Contact AEA for more details on smaller grant initiatives (

Current Projects


  • Snowshoe Inn Solar Power
  • J&R Mechanical District Heating
  • Northwest Territories Community Services Corporation – Northern United Place

  • Polar Development Ltd. – Anderson-Thompson Tower Heat Recovery Ventilator

  • Yellowknife Condo Board #32 – Ravenscourt GHG Reduction Project

  • Sunrise Cabinets & Millworks Ltd. – Energy Upgrade

Summaries for each project can be found here.

How to Apply


If you have any questions or would like further information about the GHG Grant Program, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions page, or contact the Program Coordinator by email, phone or standard mail.


Phone: 1-867-767-9021, ext, 32026


GNWT GHG Grant Coordinator
Energy Division
Department of Infrastructure
Government of the Northwest Territories
P.O. Box 1320
Yellowknife, NT
X1A 2L9