The much anticipated grant announcements came through this morning! The article below is taken directly from the ecoEnergy website:
The ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes program provides grants up to $5,000 to help homeowners make their homes more energy efficient and reduce the burden of high energy costs. The Government of Canada has renewed the program from June 6, 2011 until March 31, 2012.
HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS
To be eligible for upcoming retrofits, new participants and past participants must first obtain a registration number. If you are not sure which form to complete or if you need assistance, follow the instructions at the register page.
All participants require a pre-retrofit evaluation (since April 2007) before starting renovations, a post-retrofit evaluation and a signed grant application form by March 31, 2012. Participants must present all retrofit receipts at the post-retrofit evaluation. New participants are only eligible for product purchased after June 6, 2011, and installed after a pre-retrofit evaluation. Past participants are only eligible for products purchased and installed after June 6, 2011.
AVAILABLE INCENTIVES IN YOUR AREA
NRCan transfers file information to complementary regional programs in certain provinces and territories.
ENERGY EVALUATIONS AND LABELS
The Government of Canada encourages homeowners to have an energy evaluation to identify improvements, and receive an EnerGuide rating label.