Green Freight Program (GFP): Stream 2

Receive up to $5M for Fleet Retrofits.

The Green Freight Program – Stream 2 provides funding up to a maximum of $5M per Applicant towards fuels switching, engine repowers, and purchase of low-carbon alternative fuel. This stream aims to encourage Canadian companies to make data-driven investment decisions when considering energy-efficient improvements and fuel-switching for their medium and heavy-duty vehicles.

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Green Freight Program (GFP): Stream 2

Amount of Funding

Up to 50% to a maximum of $5M per applicant.

Amount of Funding from the Canadian Government

Green Freight Program (GFP): Stream 2

Eligible Applicants

Eligible Applicants include:

  • Companies;
  • Industry associations;
  • Research associations;
  • Standards organizations;
  • Indigenous and community groups;
  • Canadian academic institutions; and
  • Provincial, territorial, regional, or municipal governments or their departments.

Vehicle Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must have been in service for a minimum of 1 year.
  • Be within eligible weight classes (Class 2B, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8).
  • Ineligible vehicles include vans, SUVs, pickup trucks, public transit buses, school buses, off-road vehicles.
Eligible Applicants for Canadian Government Funding

Green Freight Program (GFP): Stream 2

Eligible Activities

  • Organizations must have a completed fleet energy assessment that recommends the actions proposed in their application.
  • Two types of eligible project activities:
    • Repowers: Repowers of eligible technologies must be permanent modifications, demonstrate the capacity to reduce diesel consumption of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles (MHDV), and reduce GHG emissions by switching the fuel used to a lower-carbon alternative.
    • Purchase of alternative fuel vehicles: To be eligible, a commitment to use a minimum average of 40% renewable or non-fossil fuels is required to be considered for funding. The program will only be providing funding for the incremental cost of the new vehicle that utilizes lower-carbon fuels versus purchasing a standard truck.
Eligible Expenses for Canadian Government Funding

Green Freight Program (GFP): Stream 2

Program Deadline

  • Program deadline is November 16, 2023.
  • Projects can span over the period from April 2024 to March 2027.
Program Deadline for Canadian Government Funding
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