Program Overview

The GreenON Food Manufacturing program supports Ontario food and beverage processors. The program helps to accelerate greenhouse gas pollution reductions by enhancing the efficient use of inputs, processing, and outputs in the food and beverage processing sector.

Program Benefits

GreenON aims to improve competitiveness and gain access to greenhouse gas emission reduction technologies. This program shortens the pay-back period for implementing innovation that reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Processors can demonstrate corporate social responsibility by being early adopters of greenhouse gas emission reduction technologies.

Who Qualifies

Food and/or Beverage Manufacturers: i.e. any established company that is a manufacturer and is currently directly involved in the transformation of agricultural commodities, food, or beverage in Ontario.

OR

Feed Manufacturers: any established company that is a manufacturer and is directly involved in the production of agri-based bio-products in Ontario may meet the eligibility criteria.

Only projects that are undertaken in Ontario food and beverage processing facilities can qualify for funding.

Funding

Two funding streams are available under the GreenON Food Manufacturing program:

  • Retrofit Stream – Reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution through the adoption of proven technologies such as retrofits to improve energy, water, and resource efficiency. The program reimburses 35% of eligible cost of the project up to a maximum of $500, 000.
  • Innovation Stream – Support projects that reduce GHG pollution through the adoption and demonstration of technologies that are lesser known to the food and beverage processing sector in Ontario. The program reimburses 75% of eligible cost of the project up to a maximum of $1,000,000.

Eligible Activities & Expenditures

  1. Capital Expenses (data collection equipment, publications, etc.)
  2. Travel and Living – Domestic
  3. Salaries & Benefits
  4. Operating Expenses (professional fees, office supplies, etc.)

Deadline

This program accepts applications between April 30 and July 3rd, 2018.  Get aFREE consultation.

 

(This program has been canceled now by the Ontario Government. You may want to check the grants and funding news.) For assistance in preparing your submission and to position your application for approval contact EVAMAX Group to help you with the process. 

 

 

 

Cost-Shared programs by federal, provincial and territorial governments:

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) is a five-year federal-provincial-territorial initiative to increase the competitiveness, prosperity, and sustainability of the agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector.

Since its launch, the CAP has been accepting applications in provinces where bilateral agreements have already been arranged, namely Ontario and Quebec.

This investment will be cost-shared on a 60:40 basis and delivered by provinces and territories to ensure programs are tailored to meet regional needs.

Cost Sharing Opportunities in Ontario

In Ontario, strategic initiatives under CAP will focus on achieving key outcomes related to Economic Development, Environmental Stewardship, and Protection and Assurance.

Funding Type

Cost-sharing (up to 50% of cost sharing for some projects and initiatives)

Eligible Activities & Expenditures

  1. Capital Expenses (Equipment purchases/retrofits, construction, software etc.)
  2. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems implementation & upgrades.
  3. Product, Processes & Technology Development & Innovation
  4. Food Safety / Traceability Systems
  5. Marketing – Domestic & Export
  6. Business Development Planning
  7. Plant & Livestock related infrastructure
  8. Not for Profit organizations initiatives raising agricultural awareness & education.

Potential Funds

  • Maximum 50% cost share for some projects & initiatives
  • Up to maximum 250K for some projects & activities

Who can apply

For-profit & Not-for-profit organizations in the following categories are eligible –

Producers, Processors i.e. any established company that is a manufacturer and is

  • currently directly involved in the transformation of agricultural commodities, food, beverage or agri-based bio-products in Ontario may meet the eligibility criteria.

This includes processors:

  • Tobacco-based pharmaceuticals or other bio-products
  • Ornamentals (flowers, shrubs, sod, etc.,  both land-based and greenhouse)
  • Health or nutrition supplements
  • Pet food products

or Other business: Businesses or manufacturers that want to adapt products, services or processes that will help drive producer and processor productivity.

Deadline

ProducersProcessors, and Other Businesses can apply for cost-share funding starting on April 3, 2018, until May 8, 2018.

 

To know which CAP Cost Share program best fits your business and to position your grant proposals for approval contact EVAMAX Group.