A new GNWT grant is designed to support climate change fighting projects. Minister of Infrastructure Wally Schumann has announced the launch of a new grant initiative today called the Government Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Grant Program.

A press release from the GNWT explains that the GHG Grant Program is an application-based, non-repayable grant program designed to support GHG emissions reduction projects and initiatives for NWT community governments, municipalities, and Indigenous governments.

The program will have $1.8 million available for funding each year for the next four years, including the 2018-19 fiscal year. Grants will support up to 75% of eligible project costs.

The GHG Grant Program is part of the $23 million invested in the Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund jointly announced by the GNWT and the government of Canada earlier this month to support NWT programs that take action on climate change.