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Clean Growth in Natural Resource Sectors Innovation Program (voted)

General information
Name of transfer payment program Clean Growth in Natural Resource Sectors Innovation Program (voted)
Start date 01-Apr-18
End date* 31-Mar-28
Type of transfer payment Contributions
Type of appropriation Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions 2017-18
Link to department’s Program Inventory Clean Growth in Natural Resource Sectors
Description The Clean Growth Program will provide $155M over four years to support clean technology research and development, and demonstration in Canada’s energy, mining, and forest sectors. The program is designed to advance emerging clean technologies towards commercial readiness so that natural resource operations can better reduce their environmental impacts on air, land, and water, while enhancing competitiveness and creating jobs.

The program has conditionally repayable contributions for demonstration projects; R&D activities are non-repayable.
Expected results The projects funded by the program are expected to reduce the environmental impact of natural resource operations, support the growth of Canada’s clean technology sector, and assist in sustaining Canadian resource industries as a source of jobs and opportunity. 

  • Economic performance:  cost reduction, new revenue streams, net increase in employment.
  • GHG emission reductions of 0.3 to 0.7 megatonnes per year by 2026* 
  • Water use reduced by 100,000 m3 to 2,000,000 m3 per year by 2026*
  • Waste decreased by 20,000 tonnes to 30,000 tonnes per year by 2026*RD&D projects move emerging technologies closer to commercial readiness
*Dependent on projects received, success of projects, and on-going operation capacity by 2026+.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation Not applicable
Decision following the results of last evaluation Not applicable
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation Not applicable, new program.
General targeted recipient groups Eligible Canadian Recipients include:
1) legal entities validly incorporated or registered in Canada including: For profit and not for profit organizations such as electricity and gas utilities, companies, industry associations, research associations, and standards organizations; Indigenous organizations and groups; Community groups; and Canadian academic institutions.
2) Provincial, territorial, regional and municipal governments and their departments and agencies where applicable.
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients Through an extensive multisector engagement initiative, the program engaged key industry and provincial/territorial stakeholders during the development of the program. This informed the technology agnostic scope of the program. In order to facilitate the co-funding of projects with provincial and territorial partners, the program has developed Trusted Partnerships with key provincial and territorial stakeholders. 
To increase awareness about proposal solicitations the program: presented at conferences, workshops and sector meetings; held two webinars after program launch (approx. 1000 participants); launched an interactive social media platform to encourage  potential applicants to collaborate with other partners, provinces/territories, and federal research centres; and, led social media campaigns and host stakeholder engagement webinars and calls with involvement from the provinces and territories.
Starting in 2018, requests for letters of interests (LOI) will be solicited from a broad range of eligible recipients such as industry, academia and consortia via open, advertised calls. Only the successful LOI applicants will be invited to submit full project proposals.

*This date relates to the expiry date of the program policy authority which may be different from the actual funding end date.

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2017-18 Forecast spending 2018-2019  Planned spending 2019-20  Planned spending 2020-21  Planned
Total grants 0 0 0 0
Total contributions 0 $46,070,133 $45,361,780 $35,098,735
Total other types of transfer payments - - - -
Total program 0 $46,070,133 $45,361,780 $35,098,735

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