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Cyber Security and Critical Energy Infrastructure Program (CCEIP)


The Call for Proposals under the under the Cyber Security and Critical Energy Infrastructure Program is now closed following the submission deadline of 23:59 EDT, May 15, 2019. Please check back for the latest information on the program.


The Cyber Security and Critical Energy Infrastructure Program (CCEIP) received $2.42 million over 5 years to enhance the cyber security and resilience of domestic and cross-border energy infrastructure, in support of Canada’s National Cyber Security Strategy.


Projects funded under the Program are intended to strengthen the capability of the energy sector to prevent, prepare, respond to and recover from cyber threats.

Activities eligible for support may include:

  • Research and Development: Activities that contribute to more secure and resilient domestic and cross-border energy infrastructure, such as studies on interdependencies, supply chain management, and emerging cyber security threats.
  • Sharing Knowledge and Expertise: Activities that develop and strengthen collective knowledge with respect to addressing cyber threats to domestic and cross-border energy infrastructure, such as workshops, training, and technical briefings.
  • Standards, Best Practices and Guidelines: Activities that advance the development of standards, best practices, and guidelines related to cyber security in the energy sector.

Eligible Recipients

Eligible recipients may include:

  • Individuals and legal entities validly incorporated or registered in Canada, including for-profit and not-for-profit organizations or companies; industry associations; academic institutions; research associations; and, cyber security and critical infrastructure researchers and professionals.
  • International recipients, including not-for-profit organizations such as industry associations, agencies, and research associations validly incorporated or registered abroad.
  • Provincial, territorial, regional and municipal governments and their departments and agencies where applicable.


The average annual maximum funding permitted under this Program is $484,000. Funding levels are highest in Year 1 and decrease in each subsequent year.

Multi-year projects may be funded subject to Program criteria and cycles, and the duration of the Program’s Terms and Conditions.

Applicants’ Guide

The Applicant’s Guide describes the general Terms and Conditions of the Program, including eligible activities, recipients and expenditures; the application process; and general audit and reporting requirements.

The Guide also explains how Natural Resources Canada will review, in a consistent, fair, and transparent manner, submitted proposals in order to identify, select, and approve an allocation of funding to those projects that best fit with the Program’s objectives.

More specific terms and conditions are provided to applicants and funding recipients during the application and project execution phases.

Notice to Applicants

The information collected in your application will be used, and may be disclosed, for the purposes of assessing the merit and relevance of your application. As part of the assessment process, the information may be shared with external reviewers, review committee members, officials in other departments, federal, provincial and/or territorial governments or Members of Parliament.

In the event that the application contains personal information, the personal information will be administered in accordance with the Privacy Act.

Service Standards

Natural Resources Canada maintains a suite of service standards on the expected timelines for each phase of Program delivery.

General Inquiries

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