Non-Profit Energy Efficiency Transition (NEET) Program

Funding program helps non-profit organizations determine the efficiency of their current energy systems.

Overview

The Non-Profit Energy Efficiency Transition (NEET) program provides funding to non-profit and volunteer-based organizations in Alberta to obtain detailed energy audits and create energy management plans (EMPs).

The NEET program is administered by the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC), which provides funding, technical assistance and education to support Alberta municipalities in addressing climate change. It's a partnership between the Government of Alberta, Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties and Alberta Urban Municipalities Association.

The program helps set the stage for non-profit organizations to take early action to plan for energy efficiency improvements, and positon them to participate effectively in existing and future Energy Efficiency Alberta programs.

Eligible participants will be assigned an approved NEET energy consultant for their facility on a regional first-come, first-served basis. Consultants are contracted by MCCAC. Energy audits and EMPs completed by energy consultants who do not have a signed contract with MCCAC for the NEET program will not be eligible for funding.

Funding

NEET will cover 100% of the direct costs for energy efficiency audits and energy management plans for eligible participants, up to a maximum of $12,000 per organization.

Participants with audit costs exceeding $12,000 will be invoiced directly for the remainder.

Funding is available on a first come, first served basis. The program will close once funding is depleted.

How to apply

For detailed information on eligibility requirements, available funding and how to apply, please refer to the NEET Guidebook.

Interested non-profits are then invited to submit a NEET Expression of Interest form.

Eligible applicants will be contacted by MCCAC to discuss the next steps of the process.

Eligibility

Non-profit and volunteer-based organizations that are listed as “Active” in the Alberta Non-Profit Listing and incorporated in good standing under one of the following Acts in Alberta are eligible to participate in NEET:

  • Societies Act of Alberta
  • Companies Act, Part 9 (Not-for-profit companies)
  • Agricultural Societies Act
  • Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act and must be registered in Alberta under the federal Business Corporations Act
  • Special Act of the Alberta Legislature
  • Special Act of the Parliament of Canada
  • Registered Charities under the Income Tax Act of Canada

Please visit the Alberta Non-Profit Listing to review for eligibility. Eligible organizations are listed under the following legal entity types:

  • Alberta Society
  • Non-profit Private or Non-profit Public Company
  • Agricultural Society
  • Extra-Provincial Non-Profit Corporation
  • Private Act Non-Profit Corporation

Or, visit the Government of Canada Charities List. Eligible organizations are listed under the "Registered" status.

If your organization is not listed on the Alberta Non-Profit Listing but is incorporated under one of the Acts above, additional documentation may be required. Please email contact@mccac.ca for further instructions.

Contact

For more information about the NEET program, please contact:

Municipal Climate Change Action Centre
contact@mccac.ca