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REOI Tips & Tools #3
Complete an Effective System Harmonization Project Application

In Mid-February we launched the CIF's 2015 Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI). This bulletin is the third in a series that breaks down the application process and offers tips to prepare your best possible submission for this year's REOI.

Special Tips & Tools for Blue Box Harmonization Projects

CIF has set aside $300,000 to support municipalities seeking to: (1) Improve consistency in the types of recyclable material collected. (2) Standardize collection/processing methodologies; (3) Standardize contracts; (4) Develop consistent promotional and educational resources.

Here's what you need to know to create top-quality Blue Box Harmonization project applications (using REOI Form 4): 

  • Blue Box Harmonization applications: Ideally have province-wide or waste shed impacts. Emphasis on recovering common material streams. Must include multiple municipalities or programs. Note: Projects involving studies should be submitted as Centre of Excellence funding applications.
  • Provide supporting documentation: Strong applications will have a detailed budget, show expected savings or diversion benefits, capital budgets/quotes, multi-municipal participation and other supporting documentation.
  • Develop timeline and monitoring/measurement plans: These documents are vital features of strong Harmonization projects. If you need guidance on how to create them contact CIF.
  • Include project evaluation criteria: Your application should describe as many of the established evaluation criteria as possible to demonstrate the strength of your proposal.



CIF Staff Members Are Here to Help

We welcome your questions, comments and suggestions and are available to provide assistance, especially in the early stages of your project planning.

To view all REOI documents and resources: visit the REOI and the FAQs webpages

Remember: REOI submissions are due on Friday, May 8 at 4 p.m.

For more information regarding the REOI process, contact Gary Everett before the May 1 enquiry deadline.