Green Industrial Facilities and Manufacturing Program (GIFMP)

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GIFMP PROGRAM OVERVIEW

  • Maximize energy efficiency and reduce GHG emissions in every
    project.
  • Utilize participants capacity, experience, and networks.
  • Create economic benefits, including job creation and increased
    competitiveness.
  • Encourage adoption across diverse regions, facility sizes, and
    sectors.
  • Prioritize Indigenous participation and consider equity, diversity,
    inclusion, and accessibility
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Green Industrial Facilities and Manufacturing Program

This Program offers financial assistance to Canada’s industrial sector by maximizing energy efficiecy and boost industry competitiveness.

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GIFMP Consists Of Two Tracks​
Track 1: 
Designed for provinces, territories, utilities, and eligible recipients with industrial networks and experience.

Funding is available for:

  • Provincial/Territorial Governments, Indigenous Organizations, and Non-Profits: Up to 100% of eligible costs, max $20 million per proposal.
  • Private Sector For-Profit Organizations: Up to 75% of eligible costs, max $20 million per proposal.
  • The initial call for proposals for Track 1 ended on March 31, 2023. The next call is expected in early 2024.
Track 2:
Energy Efficiency Solutions

Open to all industrial sectors and facility sizes, this track targets regional, sectoral, and activity-specific gaps. It supports energy efficiency and management solutions within facilities.

Funding:
Up to 50% of eligible costs, max $10 million per proposal. Minimum contribution of $40,000 per proposal.

Funding Levels and Stacking Limits

Under the Industrial Facility Track of the Green Industrial Facilities and Manufacturing Program, eligible projects can receive cost-shared financial assistance.

The program offers:

    • Up to 50% of total eligible expenditures, with a maximum funding amount of $10 million per proposal. The minimum contribution required is $40,000 per proposal.
    • For Indigenous or registered not-for-profit organizations, the program may provide costshared financial assistance of up to 100% of eligible implementation expenditures, with a maximum funding amount of $10 million per proposal.
Activity Described in Appendix A. Proposal may include one or more activity.Contribution Limits per Activity The Program provides up to 50% of eligible project expenditures for for-profit, and up to 100% for Indigenous or not-for-profit organizations.
1- Invest in energy management trainingUp to $50,000
2- Conduct energy assessments and auditsUp to $50,000
3- Hire or retain energy managers Up to $100,000
4- Implement energy management systemsUp to $50,000 / Up to $250,000
5- Invest in energy efficiency-focused capital retrofitsUp to $10 million
☑ Maximum GIFMP funding for a project with baseline consumption of less than 400,000 GJ of energy annually is $50,000.
☑ Maximum GIFMP funding for a project with baseline consumption of more than 400,000 GJ of energy annually is $250,000.
☑ Proposals that include this activity must have an energy management system in place, in the process of being established, or proposed for implementation as part of this application.
GIFMP Application Process

To apply for the Industrial Facility, Track of the Green Industrial Facilities and Manufacturing Program, applicants must complete all the required sections outlined in Section B: Applicant and Proposal Overview.

The application must be submitted through the online application portal and include a filled-out Project Workbook.

Upon successful evaluation, applicants will receive a Letter of Conditional Approval, which signifies initial approval but does not guarantee funding.

Natural Resources Canada retains the right to conduct due diligence even after issuing the Letter of Conditional Approval. Once the applicant is notified of project approval, Natural Resources Canada will prepare a contribution agreement that outlines the terms and conditions for funding the described projects.

Reporting Requirements and Responsibilities

Contribution agreements will specify reporting obligations .

And the need to notify any concerns about project completion, along with associated mitigation plans.

The reporting requirements are as follows:

    • Submission of semi-annual progress report(s) until project completion
      Financial report upon project completion
    • Post-completion monitoring report(s)

Summary of reporting requirements:

Information required for reporting by Natural Resources Canada
Overall project– Results : Overall energy performance improvements, including energy savings opportunities (GJ) and associated energy (GJ) and GHG emissions reductions (tonnes CO2e), and operational cost savings ($) resulting from the project.
– Number of direct jobs and indirect jobs created by each activity.
Information required for reporting by Natural Resources Canada
Activity 1:Invest in energy management training– Type and number of energy practitioners trained.
– Summary of best practices, lessons learned and how the learnings can be applied and/or shared with others outside of the organization (as described in Appendix A).
– Workforce development opportunities or benefits created for (a) Indigenous Peoples, and (b) inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility of underrepresented groups.
– Any other impact on the workforce, including capacity building and measures that address regional workforce development and training needs as well as Indigenous and inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility needs.
Activity 2: Conduct energy – Energy savings opportunities, energy and GHG emissions reductions identified (based on the Tasks described in Appendix A).

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What is the Green Industrial Facilities and Manufacturing Program (GIFMP)?

GIFMP is a program aimed at maximizing energy performance, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and enhancing industry competitiveness in Canada through energy efficiency and energy management solutions.

How can the GIFMP benefit my business?

By participating in GIFMP, you can access financial assistance to implement energy efficiency measures, reduce costs, improve competitiveness, and contribute to a greener future.

Who is eligible to apply for GIFMP?

The program is open to industrial sectors and facilities of all sizes. There are specific tracks for different types of applicants, including provinces, territories, utilities, not-for-profit organizations, and for-profit organizations.

What funding is available under GIFMP?

Funding levels vary depending on the track and type of applicant. It can cover up to 100% of eligible implementation costs, with maximum funding amounts per proposal.

How do I apply for GIFMP?

To apply, you need to complete the required sections in the online application portal and include a filled-out Project Workbook. The application process is outlined in detail on the program’s website.

What are the assessment criteria for GIFMP applications?

Proposals are assessed based on their merits, expected outcomes, and the ratio of the program’s contribution requested relative to total project costs. The need for cost-shared financial assistance is a key consideration.

What reporting requirements are associated with GIFMP?

The reporting requirements are as follows:

    • Submission of semi-annual progress report(s) until project completion.
    • Financial report upon project completion.

Can Indigenous organizations and not-for-profit organizations receive additional funding?

Yes, Indigenous or registered not-for-profit organizations may be eligible for cost-shared financial assistance of up to 100% of eligible implementation expenditures.

When is the next call for proposals for Track 1 expected to be launched?

The next call for proposals for Track 1 is anticipated to be launched in early 2024. Stay updated on the program’s website for specific dates.

How can I learn more about GIFMP and get assistance with my application?

For more information, program guidelines, and technical assistance, visit the program’s official website or contact the program administrators. They will provide guidance and support throughout the application process

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