Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI)

Since the launch of its 2019 Request for Expressions of Interest, the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks issued direction to RPRA to begin transition of Ontario’s Blue Box Program to producers of plastic and other packaging. This transition will initiate the wind down of the CIF.  As a result, at this point in time the CIF is no longer in a position to accept new or revised applications for funding.

What is the CIF’s REOI?

The Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI) is a vehicle to solicit high quality proposals for funding of projects consistent with the annual priorities established for the CIF and detailed in its Operations Plan. The proposals provided through this process will enable CIF to determine which projects represent the greatest benefit to Blue Box programs in Ontario and to allocate funding appropriately to optimize the return from available funds within the priority project areas identified for 2019.

This year’s REOI prioritizes projects that represent collective actions that generate broad benefits to municipalities and Blue Box Program stakeholders across the province.

2019 REOI Information

The 2019 REOI provides $2.089 million to invest in new initiatives consistent with the priorities identified in the 2019 CIF Operations Plan. Applications provided before the May 8 deadline are now under review and we thank all applicants for your submissions.

If you have any question about your submission, please email Gary Everett.

For more information about the 2019 REOI, please email Dave Faris Yousif, CIF Project Lead

*Decisions on grant opportunities may be postponed, amended, or terminated, at the sole discretion of CIF Committee, in the event that a material change to the Blue Box Program Plan or associated legislation occurs prior to any decision by the CIF on project funding.

  1. Centralized cost savings initiatives
  2. Collective action projects, including:
    • Collective transitional support
    • Market development
    • Collection and processing research and development
    • Waste composition studies
    • Performance analytics and better practices

The REOI documents, submission forms and key resources are available below.

  1. 2019 REOI Document
  2. REOI FAQ – detailed responses to past and anticipated questions
  3. Submission Forms
    • 2019 Form 1 – Applicant General Information (Mandatory and included with each of the other downloadable forms)
    • 2019 Form 2 – Application for Centralized Cost Savings projects
    • 2019 Form 3 – Application for Collective Action projects
  4. 2019 REOI Project Evaluation Criteria (to be updated April, 2019)