Canadian Agricultural Partnership Cost Sharing Opportunities – Ontario 2019

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

Also see: Targeted Opportunities for Businesses

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 Funding Opportunities in Ontario

Funding is available for Capital Expenses, Marketing, Innovation (advanced manufacturing technology & automation), Training, Business Development, and Infrastructure activities to improve productivity in the agri-food industry.

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

Targeted Opportunities also available

5) Marketing – Domestic & Export

6) Business Plans/ Marketing Plans/ Productivity Plans/ Other Strategic Plans Development

7) Plant & Livestock related infrastructure

Potential Funds

  • Up to 50% cost share for eligible initiatives
  • Receive up to 200K for eligible projects & activities

Targeted Opportunities also available

For businesses implementing advanced manufacturing projects to enhance an agri-food product manufacturing process through automation, robotics, or digitalization, targeted funding is available for the following type of businesses:

  • Meat Processing and Meat Product Manufacturing
  • Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
  • Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food
  • Dairy Product Manufacturing

Who can apply?

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

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

Deadline

PROCESSORS and ABATTOIRS can apply for Cost-Share Funding until MAY 6, 2019

Fill up the form below and one of our Grant Specialist will get back with you to get your application STARTED!