Agri-Food Energy Cost Savings Initiative – Apply Now!
This $10 million Program funded by the Canadian and Ontario governments through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) is focused on supporting projects that prioritize reducing greenhouse gas emissions by investing in new technology and equipment, as well as building or facility modifications. Eligibility Eligible applicants include Ontario food processors. Applications will be assessed…
Strategic Agri-Food Processing Fund Program Information Sessions
The new Strategic Agri-Food Processing Fund Program, which was announced in the 2021 Fall Economic Statement, to increase the province’s food processing capacity, strengthen its food security and position the agri-food sector for economic growth, will launch on April 1, 2022. Agri-food processor businesses are eligible for up to $3 million in cost-share funding to…
The Rural Economic Development Program (RED) – Targeted Intake to Support Labour Attraction and Retention – Starting February 7!
Starting on February 7th, 2022 applications and the guidelines for the new targeted RED program will be available. Applications will be accepted until March 7, 2022. This RED intake will provide funding for municipalities, not-for-profit organizations, Indigenous communities, and local service boards to invest in strengthening their labour markets.
Rural Economic Development (RED) Program Opens on August 30th
The Rural Economic Development (RED) program is open from August 30, 2021 to October 1, 2021. You can find all program information including how to apply on the program’s homepage on August 30, 2021. Information Sessions OMAFRA staff will be conducting two public webinars to provide an overview of the RED program, and discuss the…
New funding Intake for Ontario Food and Beverage Processors
Canada and Ontario are investing up to $6 million in projects to help Ontario food and beverage processors improve their operations, increase their competitive edge and adapt to challenges as the pandemic begins to subside. Applications for this program will be accepted in two phases. The first phase of this new intake under the Canadian…
Indigenous Agri-Food Funder’s Forum Webinars
The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is hosting a forum to provide information on programs that encourage economic development in the agriculture sector and addresses Indigenous food security by linking Indigenous agri-food interests with suitable funders. Indigenous clients, communities, non-profits and private sectors are welcome to join.
Agri-Tech Innovation Program Webinar
Monday, May 17th 2021 at 1:00-2:00 PM ET or Thursday May 20th 2021 at 9am-10am ET You are invited to join a webinar about the Agri-tech Innovation Program – a new $22 million cost-share program that will help farming operations and processor businesses adopt innovative and new technologies. This session will provide details on the Early…
Funding For Sectors Intake NOW Open
Ontario’s government is helping to grow the province’s agri-food and agri-products sectors by launching the Place to Grow: Agri-food Innovation Initiative – a program which will help drive innovation, reduce red tape, and address industry priorities. The “Funding for Sectors” stream and will support agriculture and food value-chain partners in address emerging sector challenges and…
Intake 2 of the Rural Economic Development Program is Open for Applications
The Rural Economic Development (RED) program helps rural communities remove barriers to community economic development, through support for planning and implementation projects that benefit rural Ontario. The program is now open and will accept applications until September 29, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern). As part of continuous improvement, several minor changes have been made to…
Updated Programming for Growing Forward 2
New cost-share funding assistance is now available for Ontario producers through Growing Forward 2 (GF2) to make their operations more energy efficient and adopt enhanced environmental agricultural practices. This support will help Ontario farmers continue to combat climate change by boosting energy efficiency on farming operations. The four new cost-share GF2 project categories will help…