NEET

The Non-Profit Energy Efficiency Transition (NEET) program provides funding to non-profit and volunteer-based organizations in Alberta to obtain detailed energy audits and energy management plans (EMPs). NEET is a transition facilitation program that will help set the stage for non-profit organizations to take early action to plan for energy efficiency improvements and position them to participate effectively in existing and future Energy Efficiency Alberta programs. For detailed information on eligibility requirements, available funding, and how to apply, please refer to the NEET Guidebook.

Who can participate?
Non-profit and volunteer-based organizations that are listed as “Active” in the Alberta Non-Profit Listing and incorporated in good standing under one of the following Acts in Alberta are eligible to participate in NEET:

  • Societies Act of Alberta;
  • Companies Act, Part 9 (Not-for-profit companies);
  • Agricultural Societies Act;
  • Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act and must be registered in Alberta under the federal Business Corporations Act;
  • Special Act of the Alberta Legislature; or
  • Special Act of the Parliament of Canada
  • Registered Charities under the Income Tax Act of Canada

Please visit the Alberta Non-Profit Listing to review for eligibility. Eligible organizations are listed under the following legal entity types:

  • Alberta Society;
  • Non-profit Private or Non-profit Public Company;
  • Agricultural Society;
  • Extra-Provincial Non-Profit Corporation; or
  • Private Act Non-Profit Corporation

Or, visit the Government of Canada Charities List. Eligible organizations are listed under the status:

  • Registered

If your organization is not listed on the Alberta Non-Profit Listing but is incorporated under one of the Acts above, additional documentation may be required. Please email contact@mccac.ca for further instructions.

Ownership Requirements
All interested non-profits organizations that meet the above eligibility criteria must either own their own facility or provide proof of payment of utility bills and have the ability and permission to implement energy efficiency retrofits in their facility. If your organization does not own the facility it operates from, please email contact@mccac.ca for further instructions.

How do I obtain my detailed energy audit and energy management plan?
Through a competitive process, the MCCAC has selected energy consultants to complete the detailed energy audits and EMPs for the NEET program. Each eligible participant will be assigned to a designated energy consultant on a regional first-come, first-served basis, for their facility.

Energy audits and EMPs completed by energy consultants who do not have a signed contract with the MCCAC for work on the NEET program will not be eligible for funding.

How much funding is available?
NEET will cover 100% of the direct costs for energy efficiency audits and energy management plans for eligible participants up to a maximum of $12,000 per organization. Participants with audit costs exceeding $12,000 will be invoiced directly for the remainder.

How do I apply?
Interested non-profits are invited to submit the NEET Expression of Interest

Eligible applicants will be contacted by the MCCAC to discuss the next steps in participating in the program.

Please note that funding is available on a first come, first served basis. Once funding is depleted the program will close. 

Where do I find additional information?
Inquiries may be directed to contact@mccac.ca