Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has launched the Implementation Phase of the Green Freight Assessment Program (GFAP), where trucking companies that have completed a green freight assessment can apply for funding towards fuel reducing technologies in the trucking sector.
Qualifying participants can submit proposals until September 30, 2019, with successful applicants being notified of their approval by email after November 1, 2019. Information regarding program qualifications and the application process is available on NRCan’s website.
Under the Implementation Phase, NRCan will provide cost-sharing contributions up to $100,000 to help fleets implement fuel saving and fuel switching technologies resulting from their assessment recommendations. Recommendations received through a freight assessment will help companies make data-driven investment decisions to help reduce their fuel costs, and in turn, their environmental impact.
NRCan will provide up to 50% of the funding towards fuel reducing technologies and/or up to 50% of the incremental value of a vehicle that utilizes lower carbon fuels. Participating companies will be responsible for contributing the remaining 50% which can include cash contributions, in-kind contributions (e.g. installation, training, etc.) or contributions from other levels of government
Verification of your third-party assessment, which must have been completed within the last year, will be required as part of the application process. The GFAP offers up to $10,000 to cover the assessment which identifies changes that can be made to improve the environmental impact of your company, as well as its current operations to increase cost savings.
For more information about the program and program eligibility, you can contact NRCan at [email protected].