Heat Pumps Initiative

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The Heat Pump Initiative is a sub-stream of funding offered under the Community Revitalization Funding Stream of the Rural Growth Initiative Program. Rural Growth Initiative Guidelines also apply to the Heat Pump Initiative, unless stated otherwise on this page. Please see the Rural Growth Initiative webpage for more information.

The Heat Pump Initiative helps community groups to purchase and install heat pumps in community spaces as part of the Government of PEI’s Net Zero Initiative. This Initiative is offered in partnership between the Department of Environment, Energy and Climate Action and Department of Fisheries, Tourism, Sport and Culture.

Eligible Organizations

Eligible organizations under the Rural Growth Initiative are eligible to receive Heat Pump Initiative funding. Places of worship are eligible to receive funding for Heat Pump Initiative funding only.

Eligible applicants must be able to demonstrate that they host community events, programming, or rentals during the winter months. For places of worship, this includes events that happen outside of regular worship services in the winter months. Examples of this could include a food bank, senior clubs, or events that are open to the general public.

Organizations ineligible to receive Rural Growth Initiative funding are also ineligible to receive Heat Pump Initiative funding (except for places of worship).

Eligible Costs

Heat pumps and necessary installation costs. Eligible heat pumps must be:

Available Funding 

Eligible organizations may receive a one-time funding contribution of up to 100% of eligible costs up to a maximum of $20,000.

If the heat pump is part of a larger building renovation, additional costs may be eligible to be covered through the Community Revitalization Fund (of the Rural Growth Initiative). Places of Worship are not eligible for this assistance. See the Rural Growth Initiative webpage for more details. 


Eligible organizations interested in applying to the Heat Pump Initiative must retrieve an application package from the Community Development Officer in their region (contact details below). Applications are accepted throughout the fiscal year and funds are allocated until the budget for the fiscal year is spent (fiscal year operates from April 1 – March 31). 

It is highly recommended that applicants read the full Rural Growth Initiative Program Guidelines and Applicant Guide prior to applying


If you have any questions about the Heat Pump Initiative or to receive an application, please contact your local Community Development Officer.

Location Community Development Officer Phone Number E-mail
West Prince Ellen Rennie 902-853-0104 emrennie@gov.pe.ca
East Prince/Central Queens Kellie Mulligan 902-887-3975 kamulligan@gov.pe.ca
Evangeline (Bilingual) Giselle Bernard 902-854-3680 gbbernard@gov.pe.ca
Southern Kings/Queens Sonia Dixon 902-838-0618 SDDixon@gov.pe.ca
Eastern Kings Chris Blaisdell 902-208-0032 cwblaisdell@gov.pe.ca

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Date de publication : 
le 10 Avril 2024
Pêches, Tourisme, Sport et Culture

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