Education and Capacity Building Program
In addition to tools and technology, investing in human potential is an essential part of building a modern, flexible and dependable power system. The Education and Capacity Building Program creates opportunities for communities and organizations to participate in the energy sector by equipping them with knowledge and training.
The program funds initiatives proposed by First Nation and Metis communities and organizations, co-ops, municipalities, public sector entities, registered charities and not-for profit organizations. Projects such as awareness campaigns, material and course development, workshops and education programs are helping to meet needs of communities and organizations while contributing to the ongoing development of Ontario's diverse resource capabilities.
April 23, 2015: Education and Capacity Building Program 2.0 Now Accepting Proposals
The 2015 Call for Proposals is now open. The ECB Program is accepting funding proposals from First Nation and Metis communities and organizations, co-ops, municipalities, public sector entities, registered charities and not-for profit organizations. The target dollar amount available for the 2015 Call for Proposals is $1,000,000.00.
The deadline to submit a proposal is June 5, 2015 at 12:00 noon (ET).
In 2015, the program will support initiatives in four main categories:
1. Education and safety training for First Responders for emergencies related to renewable energy facilities.
2. Building skills and developing capabilities of staff or community members.
3. Reducing diesel in remote Ontario First Nation communities.
4. An open category for unique and innovative initiatives that fill a gap in the sector.
For full details, Program Documents and information on submitting a proposal, see the Education and Capacity Building Program pages at www.ieso.ca/ecb.
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