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Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program – Eligibility


There are currently two open Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program. Please choose the appropriate RFP you wish to receive application documents for when requesting the application package.

  1. RFP focusing on on-road and off-road commercial and public fleets (submission deadline is September 8, 2021 at 23:59 Eastern Daylight Time)
  2. RFP for Delivery Organizations to redistribute a component of the ZEVIP funding for on-road and off-road commercial and public fleets (submission deadline is September 8, 2021 at 23:59 Eastern Daylight Time)

The RFP focusing on public places, on-street, multi-unit residential buildings, workplaces and light-duty vehicle fleets closed on June 22, 2021. NRCan will target having funding decisions by October 2021.

Please note that each RFP may have different requirements so applicants are encouraged to download the appropriate Applicant’s Package to receive the relevant documents.

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Québec Infrastructure Projects

The Act Respecting the Ministère du Conseil Exécutif (M-30) may apply to an Applicant in the Province of Quebec. Applicants may be required to complete an additional information form and, if they are subject to the requirements of the Act, to obtain written authorization and approval from the Government of Quebec prior to execution of any Contribution Agreement. The Program will follow-up with the Applicant during the application assessment, as required.

Electric Vehicle Fast Charger Projects Located in British Columbia

Projects in British Columbia (BC) that include electric vehicle fast chargers of 20 kW and above with SAE J1772 Combo (CCS) and CHAdeMO connectors available for public use or for on street charging, and selected for funding under NRCan’s Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program could also be eligible for additional non-repayable provincial funding. Refer to the Applicant’s Guide for further information.

Eligible expenditures:


  • Successful Applicants will be notified through a Letter of Conditional Approval and will be invited to begin negotiating a contribution agreement.
  • Natural Resources Canada can only reimburse eligible expenditures during the eligible expenditures period. This period starts when Canada signs the contribution agreement.
  • The expenditures incurred between the receipt of the Letter of Conditional Approval and the date on which a contribution agreement is signed by Canada fall outside of the eligible expenditures period and cannot be reimbursed by Natural Resources Canada.

Eligible expenditures for an approved Project under the Program must be directly related to, and necessary for, the implementation and conduct of the Project and include:

  • Salary and benefits;
  • Professional services (e.g. marketing; data collection; logistics; printing; distribution);
  • Reasonable travel costs, including transportation, meals and accommodation;
  • Capital expenses, including informatics and other equipment or infrastructure;
  • Rental fees or leasing costs;
  • License fees and permits;
  • Costs associated with Environmental Assessments;
  • GST, PST and HST net of any tax rebate to which the recipient is entitled; and
  • Overhead expenses directly related to the project, included in the 15% maximum of NRCan funding, will be considered to a maximum of 15% of Eligible Expenditures.

Ineligible Expenditures:

Ineligible expenditures for reimbursement under this Program include:

  • In-kind;
  • Land costs;
  • Legal costs;
  • Ongoing operating costs and;
  • Costs incurred outside the Eligible Expenditure Period.
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