top of page
  • POSH

The Canada Greener Homes Grant: A Comprehensive Guide

The Canada Greener Homes Grant is a government program that provides homeowners with up to $5,000 to make their homes more energy efficient. The goal of the program is to help Canadians save money on their energy bills, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create jobs in the green economy.


The Canada Greener Homes Grant is a government program that provides homeowners with up to $5,000

Who is eligible for the grant?

The grant is available to homeowners in all provinces and territories, except Quebec and Nova Scotia. To be eligible, homeowners must:

  • Own their home

  • Make at least one eligible retrofit to their home

  • Have a pre- and post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation done

  • Purchase all products in Canada

What are eligible retrofits?

The following retrofits are eligible for the grant:

  • Installing insulation

  • Replacing windows and doors

  • Upgrading heating and cooling systems

  • Adding solar panels

  • Air sealing

  • Upgrading water heaters

  • Adding insulation to attics, floors, and walls

  • Replacing old appliances with Energy Star models

  • Installing smart thermostats

How much money can I get?

The amount of money you can get depends on the cost of your eligible retrofits. You can get up to $5,000 for the implementation of eligible retrofits done after December 1, 2020. You can also get up to an additional $600 for the cost of your pre- and post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluations.

How do I apply for the grant?

You can apply for the grant online or by calling the Canada Greener Homes Grant call centre. To apply online, you will need to create an account and submit the following information:

  • Your name and contact information

  • The address of your home

  • The type of retrofits you plan to do

  • The cost of the retrofits

  • The date of your pre- and post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluations

What are the deadlines for the grant?

The deadline to apply for the grant is March 31, 2028. However, the grant is subject to availability of funds. If the funds run out before March 31, 2028, the deadline will be extended.

How do I get reimbursed for the grant?

Once you have completed your retrofits, you can submit a claim for reimbursement. To do this, you will need to provide the following documentation:

  • Your grant application confirmation number

  • Invoices for the eligible retrofits

  • Photos of the completed retrofits

  • A copy of your pre- and post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluations

What are the next steps?

If you are interested in applying for the Canada Greener Homes Grant, I encourage you to visit the following website for more information:

Canada Greener Homes Grant: https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy-efficiency/homes/canada-greener-homes-initiative/canada-greener-homes-grant/24833

I hope this blog post has been helpful. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below.

Additional tips for getting the most out of the Canada Greener Homes Grant:

  • Get multiple quotes from contractors before making a decision.

  • Make sure the contractors you hire are certified and experienced in the type of retrofits you are planning.

  • Keep good records of all of your expenses. This will make it easier to submit a claim for reimbursement.

  • Don't wait until the last minute to apply for the grant. The funds may run out before March 31, 2028.

The Canada Greener Homes Grant is a great opportunity to make your home more energy efficient and save money on your energy bills. I encourage you to take advantage of this program if you are considering making home improvements.

77 views0 comments

Comments


bottom of page