An evaluation team will score applications based on:
- the proposed project’s alignment with the strategy's Priority Areas
- the initiative’s eligibility requirements
- the stated evaluation criteria
The evaluation process will prioritize demonstrations with the highest impact potential. This includes high project feasibility, deployment readiness, and replicability throughout the sector. Other determining factors include the amount of funding requested, the annual budget availability and the leveraging of outcomes through co-funding and partnerships.
Higher priority will be given to demonstrations that focus on innovative solutions applied to actual affordable housing projects. These solutions must address substantive, long-standing problems in the sector, or represent a significant opportunity to improve affordable housing project performance and outcomes.
The evaluation process will target regional representation (for example, projects located in Canada’s North or projects that positively impact the range of vulnerable populations).
Highly competent teams with proven capabilities, experience and expertise will positively impact the scoring.
Note: Prioritization will be given to demonstration projects aligned with the strategy’s environmental, affordability and social inclusion objectives. Demonstration projects may be conducted in innovation parks or labs, however demonstrations in actual affordable housing projects will be prioritized.
High-scoring projects will be well-aligned with the strategy’s priority areas and expected outcomes, including the project`s relevance to priority populations. High-impact demonstration projects will contribute to the development of sustainable housing and other social, economic and environmental goals that support a better quality of life by improving housing conditions for Canadians.