GHG Grant Program for Government

The Government of the Northwest Territories’ (GNWT) GHG Grant Program for Government is an application based non-repayable grant program designed to support greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction projects and initiatives for NWT community governments, municipalities, GNWT departments, and Indigenous governments (which includes band or tribal councils, land-claim organizations, development corporations and self-governments).

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
  • Non-infrastructure transportation initiatives
  • Fuel switching to lower GHG emissions
  • Waste-to-energy initiatives
  • Methane capture and use
  • Energy retrofits to mobile equipment

Applicants may receive up to 75% of eligible project costs from the GHG Grant Program. There is no maximum grant request per applicant, and a single non-GNWT applicant may seek the entire yearly allocation. 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 grant size 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:


  • Inuvik LNG Tank Project
  • Gwich'in Tribal Council Multi-Use Camp Biomass Heating
  • Yellowknife Catholic Schools Wood Pellet Boiler Project at École St. Patrick High and Weledeh Catholic Schools in Yellowknife
  • Fort Smith Electric Heat Project
  • YK1 School Board Biomass Heating
  • City of Yellowknife – New Aquatic Center Biomass District Heating System Connection

  • Northwest Territories Power Corporation – DC Fast Electric Vehicle Charging Station

  • City of Yellowknife – Water Treatment Plant

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

Standard Mail:

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