Funding Process

To be eligible for financial assistance, a company must have its proposal approved by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) before beginning its energy management project or ISO 50001 Standard Implementation Pilot.

There are three steps to the funding process:

Step 1 : Application

  1. Develop a proposal for the project. If you don't have an engineering firm of record that is qualified to perform this type of work, e-mail Natural Resources Canada (NRCan).


    • For a contracting firm to be considered qualified, it must be either an engineering consulting firm or a team of individuals experienced with energy management.
    • Time and salaries of internal employees involved in the project must be well detailed in the proposal.
  2. Submit the proposal to NRCan.
  3. NRCan will review the proposal and, if it is accepted, will contact you to establish a Contribution Agreement to help fund the project.

Step 2: Implementation

  1. Arrange for your contractor or team to perform the project.
  2. Pay all related costs/expenses when the work has been completed to your satisfaction.

Step 3: Reimbursement

  1. Submit a claim with supporting documents to NRCan within three months of the project end date.
  2. NRCan will review and approve the claim and final report.
  3. You will receive a reimbursement cheque at the end of the project after the final report and claim has been accepted by NRCan.

About Energy Management Projects


Preparing a Proposal