ICE Fund and SDTC $40 Million Funding Partnership

Two Funding Agencies - One Streamlined Application Process

Under the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, British Columbia and the Government of Canada are working together to spur the development and commercialization of new technologies that will reduce emissions and create jobs for Canadians.

The funding available through this joint fund will leverage federal, provincial and private sector investments. The $20-million provincial contribution comes from the Province’s Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) Fund. The federal contribution will be provided through the SD Tech Fund, managed by Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC).

The parties will conduct a joint call over a three-year continuous intake period to seek out clean-energy projects and technologies that will mitigate or avoid provincial greenhouse gas emissions, including prototype deployment, field testing and commercial-scale demonstration projects. 

Private sector entities are required to develop consortium partnerships with at least one non-related partner entity, which may include potential customers, technology co-developers and academic institutions. 

Projects must take place in British Columbia and must demonstrate how the proposed project will result in GHG reductions, commercialization, and economic growth in British Columbia and Canada.

How to apply:

Step 1:  Read the Applicant Program Guide to better understand the program objectives and confirm applicant eligibility and how to assemble a high-quality application.  

Step 2:  Apply for BC-SDTC joint funding through one streamlined application process by contacting SDTC and/or ICE Fund to receive instructions for submission of an Application through the on-line Portal managed by the Funders.

Note: Questions for the Funders about Phase 1 that are not fully addressed in the Phase 1 Applicant Program Guide can be sent to applications@sdtc.ca and icefund@gov.bc.ca under the subject heading: "ICE-SDTC Phase 1 Questions". Through this contact address, inquiries will be directed to appropriate personnel within the Funders for a response.