Canada Greener Homes Program Update: In Anticipation of Phase 2

As of Monday, February 12th, the first phase of the Canada Greener Homes Grant is fully subscribed. In total, over 509,000 applications were received, with an excess of $700MM issued for Grants thus far. The portal for new applicants has been closed, but as long as you’ve registered and received an AP number, you will be protected for the Grants. NRCan will prioritize homeowners who are serious about completing retrofits, i.e. where they can see progress with their applications.

The Canada Greener Homes Loan

The Greener Homes Loan will remain in operation and is not affected by the Greener Homes Grant closure. EnerGuide evaluations will still be required for the loan, however, there will be no rebate available towards the cost of the energy assessment. If you are interested in applying for the loan, the Natural Resources Canada site found here has information on eligibility requirements and a link to begin your application.

The Next Phase of the Greener Homes Grant Program

According to Energy and Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson, the next phase of the program will offer more accessible support to homes “with low-to-median incomes.” “We are readying the next phase of the Canada Greener Homes Initiative to offer more accessible support to families across the country who need it most, while continuing to take action on climate change,” the minister noted in Monday’s news release.

If you’re in the Lower Mainland area of BC and have already registered for the Grant, but haven’t decided on a company for your window and door needs, we would be happy to provide you with a free quote. Get in touch today to find out more!