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New Deep Retrofit Accelerator Initiative Accepting Applications

February 9, 2023 | By Logan Caswell

Applications must be received by April 28, 2023.

(Source: Natural Resources Canada)

Natural Resources Canada has launched a new initiative to accelerate deep retrofits in buildings. The $185.5-million Deep Retrofit Accelerator Initiative (DRAI) will offer non-repayable contributions to projects that build capacity for and facilitate the development of deep retrofits in commercial, institutional, or mid- or high-rise multi-unit residential buildings in Canada.

Selected projects will establish and/or aggregate deep retrofit projects, guide individual building owners in the process of developing and implementing specific retrofit projects, identify available funding and financing for specific deep retrofit projects, and conduct capacity building activities, such as developing or implementing novel, standardized, or replicable approaches to deep retrofits.

Eligible applicants include Canadian organizations (for- and non-profit), all levels of government, and Indigenous organizations and groups.

Information sessions

There will be three online information sessions about the program and application process. Please click on the appropriate date and time below to register:

February 28 at 10:00 a.m. EST (English)

February 28 at 2:00 p.m. EST (English)

March 2 at 2:00 p.m. EST (French)

How to apply

If you wish to apply, please email: drai-iarm@nrcan-rncan.gc.ca.

Indigenous applicants or applicants who focus on Indigenous communities may submit applications at any time until March 31, 2025, or until funding is fully distributed.

Additional calls for applications may be launched in the future.

For more information about the program, including the application guide, please visit the DRAI webpage.




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