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The Market Development Incentive Payment (MDIP) Fund

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Application Schedule and Process

Applications – Schedule

The following is the current schedule for the application and review process:

Start of Solicitation for Project
Final date for submission of
  Project Proposals
Project Selection by a Government
  Expert Committee
Applicants notified of NRCan
Negotiation of contribution
August, 2011

October 5, 2011

October, 2011

November, 2011

December, 2011

The above schedule is subject to change. Any changes will be communicated to applicants via e-mail.

Submitting a Project Proposal

A submission must include the following, without which it will not be considered:

An applicant may provide supporting material for any aspect of the proposal. Applicants are required to submit all of the above documents by 11:59 p.m. EDT, October 5, 2011. It is the applicant’s responsibility to retain proof of time the documentation package was sent to NRCan. This may be required in the event that NRCan does not receive the documentation package by the deadline for reasons that are beyond the control of the sender.

NRCan recognizes that e-mail is not a secure means of communication, and NRCan cannot guarantee the security of confidential information sent via email while it is in transit. Nonetheless, applicants who regularly use email to communicate confidential information within their own organizations may choose to submit their documentation packages by e-mail to:

Applicants may also submit their documentation by courier or registered mail to:

The Market Development Incentive Payment (MDIP) Fund
Fuels Policy and Programs Division
Natural Resources Canada
580 Booth St., 18th floor
Ottawa, ON  K1A 0E4

In all cases where applicants submit by courier or registered mail, we request that an electronic version on a memory stick or CD-ROM be included in the package, clearly marked with the name of the organization and the title of the project.

Supporting Documents and Requests for Supplementary Information

If you are providing supporting material, we request that it be in electronic format, preferably PDF. However, please note that the maximum total size of e-mail attachments is 10 MB. If your electronic submission would exceed the maximum, we suggest you submit the material by courier or registered mail, on a memory stick or CD-ROM, clearly marked with the name of the organization and the title of the project. We request that you restrict additional material to that which is directly relevant to, and in support of, your project proposal.

Supplementary information may be requested at various points in the review process. These requests will be made via e-mail, and responses should be by e-mail. Any additional material and documentation provided in response as attachments should be in electronic format, preferably PDF. Presentations by the applicants may also be requested, either in person or by teleconference, during the review process.