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Indigenous Green Economy Initiative

Press Release

22 February 2024

The Indigenous Green Energy Participation Grant Program is an economic participation
instrument that supports Indigenous communities, suppliers, and businesses to take part in the
green economy and have impactful and transformational effects on the transition towards
sustainable green economies. This inaugural grant program will launch at the National
Indigenous Green Technology Conference in February 2024 and will make a total of
$100,000.00 available for applicants to support their projects, ideas, and further immersion into
the Green Economy.

Cando anticipates the grants would range from $500.00 to $25,000.00 each for Indigenous
communities, entrepreneurs, or existing Indigenous suppliers to develop business cases to
support their transition towards or further their training to successfully participate the Green or
Net-Zero economy.

The grant program will incorporate a summary of key findings and recommendations developed
as part of the feasibility study and will align with the Government of Canada’s Indigenous
Services Canada granting program guidelines and requirements. In the following section, you’ll
find an overview of the program, its process, and its governance.

The Indigenous Green Energy Participation Grant Program

Cando, in partnership with Indigenous Services Canada, is launching a grant program that is
aimed at supporting Indigenous peoples in Canada to transition towards the green/ net zero
future. The Indigenous Green Energy Participation Grant Program would provide grants between
$500.00 to $25,000.00 for Indigenous entrepreneurs or existing Indigenous suppliers to develop
business cases to support their transition or further their training to successfully participate the
green or net-zero economy.

This inaugural Indigenous Green Energy Participation Grant Program
will be launched in February 2024 and will close March 15, 2024 with the intention of providing a
total of $100,000.00 for applicants in the summer of 2024.

Objectives
The objective of supplying grants through the Program is to support Indigenous communities,
entrepreneurs or existing Indigenous suppliers to develop business cases to support their
transition, continue to expland their network, or further their training to successfully participate in
the green energy or net-zero economy. Through the development of green energy and net-zero
initiatives, Indigenous people will have the opportunity to find viable energy opportunities,
advocate for their futures and build successful and sustainable plans to support a sustainable
green future for their communities.

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