Apply for funding to hire a dedicated municipal energy manager.
The Municipal Climate Change Action Centre
(MCCAC) is now administering the Municipal Energy Manager Program
(MEMP), in which municipalities can apply for grant funding to hire a dedicated municipal energy manager. A municipal energy manager will improve the energy efficiency of municipal operations by developing an energy management plan, finding energy saving opportunities, and leading energy reduction projects.
MEMP supplements the salary of a new or existing municipal employee to serve as the municipal energy manager. All designated municipalities within Alberta that have a population size below 150,000 residents are eligible to apply for MEMP funding. Small municipalities are encouraged to partner with one or more neighbouring municipalities to share a staff member across their region.
Total funding for MEMP is $4.8 million and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Through this funding, Alberta municipalities can hire a municipal energy manager for one year, with the option of a second year if deliverables are completed. Total funding available to a single municipality is capped at 80% of eligible expenses to a maximum of $80,000 per year.
For more information on MEMP and how to apply, click here
For enquiries, please contact:
Director of External Relations & Advocacy