Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Blending Facility


The CEF Transport Blending Facility is an innovative approach to promote the substantial participation of private sector investors and financial institutions in projects contributing to the environmental sustainability and efficiency of the transport sector in Europe. The CEF Transport Blending Facility will support two areas that will deliver on the Commission's agenda for a clean and digital transport system:

  • Deployment of the European Railway Traffic Management System (ERTMS)
  • Deployment of Alternative Fuels

It is implemented via a cooperation framework between the European Commission and Implementing Partners to support Blending Operations, i.e. investments combining the use of grants and/or financial instruments from the EU budget and financing from the Implementing Partners (via a loan, debt, equity or any other repayable form of support).

With a budget of €298 million, the grant component of the Blending Operations under the CEF Transport Blending Facility is managed by the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA). Promoters can apply for the CEF TBF grants only with the support of the EIB or other Implementing Partners.

In the context of the CEF Transport Blending Facility, the European Investment Bank (EIB) is the first Implementing Partner involved. The European Commission is currently negotiating agreements to define the involvement of other potential Implementing Partners. The list of all Implementing Partners of the CEF Transport Blending Facility will be published on INEA website.

The rolling call for proposals for the CEF Transport Blending Facility has been published on 15 November 2019. It includes quarterly cut-off dates until March 2021, unless the budget would be exhausted earlier. Grant Application forms submitted by the Applicants, together with Application files submitted by the Implementing Partners will be evaluated by the European Commission after each cut-off date.

The application process is described in the call text and in the Guide for Applicants.

Project promoters interested to receive advisory services related to financing and blending opportunities in the context of the CEF Transport Blending Facility may receive such advice through the EIAH by sending an email request to eiah@eib.org.

Information Date
Call launch 15 November 2019
Virtual information day on the call 5 December 2019

 

Note for the attention of CEF Beneficiariesconsequences of Coronavirus on CEF Actions

Indicative call timeline Date
Call opening 15 November 2019
1st cut-off date (submission closed) 14 February 2020
2nd cut-off date (submission closed) 15 May 2020
3rd cut-off date (submission closed)

28 August 2020

4th cut-off date (submission closed) 20 November 2020
5th cut-off date  (submission closed) 15 February 2021

 

Work programme Last update
2019 CEF Transport Multi-Annual Work Programme 12 April 2019
2019 CEF Transport Multi-Annual Work Programme - Annex I - English version only
12 April 2019
2019 CEF Transport Multi-Annual Work Programme - Annex I - Blending Facility only - English version only 12 April 2019
2019 CEF Transport Multi-Annual Work Programme - amendment 4 November 2020

 

Call for proposals Last Update
Call text - CEF Transport Blending Facility 15 November 2019
Corrigendum to the 2019 CEF Transport Blending Facility call text (UK applicants) 01 February 2020
Corrigendum to the 2019 CEF Transport Blending Facility call text (change of the 4th cut-off submission date for Implementing Partners)  2 October 2020
Corrigendum to the 2019 CEF Transport Blending Facility call text (change of the 4th cut-off submission dates for applicants and for Implementing Partners)  27 October 2020
Corrigendum to the 2019 CEF Transport Blending Facility call text (extension of implementation period) 11 November 2020
Corrigendum to the 2019 CEF Transport Blending Facility call text (change of the 5th cut-off submission date for Implementing Partners) 11 January 2021

 

Application Forms Last Update
Application Form Part A - TENtec eSubmission module (updated as of 4th cut-off date) 11 November 2020

Application Form Part A - Word template (updated as of 4th cut-off date)

This template is provided for information purposes only. Electronic submission using the TENtec eSubmission module is mandatory

11 November 2020
Application Form Part B - Administrative information (updated as of 2nd cut-off date) 15 February 2020
Financial capacity check form (as of 2nd cut-off date) 15 February 2020
Application Form Part C - Compliance with EU policy and law 15 November 2019
Application Form Part D - Technical and Financial information (updated as of 4th cut-off date) 11 November 2020

 

Guidance documents Last update
Guide for applicants 11 November 2020
GIS data submission user guide 15 November 2019
Application checklist 15 November 2019
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 23 November 2020

 

Results  
Selection decision 1st cut-off 31 July 2020
List of selected projects 1st cut-off 31 July 2020
Selection decision 2nd cut-off 6 November 2020
List of selected projects 2nd cut-off 6 November 2020

 

Background documents & useful information Last update
TEN-T Guidelines 15 November 2019
CEF Regulation 15 November 2019
EU Financial Regulation 15 November 2019
Decision authorising the use of unit contributions to support ERTMS deployment 15 November 2019

Commission decision on the reimbursement of personnel costs of beneficiaries of CEF

Annex

15 November 2019
Model grant agreement 15 November 2019
Privacy statement 15 November 2019
CEF Transport contact points of Member States 04 April 2020
CEF Transport Blending Facility Implementing Partners 27 March 2020