Cost-Share Funding for Farmers and Other Businesses Applications Now Open!

Updated: Feb 3, 2020

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership) provides cost-share funding support to farmers and other businesses (plant health). Funding is available for key priority areas, which include: research and innovation, economic development, environmental stewardship and protection and assurance. More details on available project funding can be found here.

Intake Timing

  • The next application intake for farmers and other businesses (plant health) will be from January 8 to January 29, 2020.

Application Information

  • The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) administers cost-share funding to farmers and other businesses (plant health).

  • Program details, including how to apply, program guides, and application forms can be found on the OSCIA website.

  • All businesses must complete the program enrolment form before applying for cost-share funding.

  • Cost-share funding under the Partnership is merit-based and project funding amounts are individually established based on project categories.

What cost-share funding is available?

  • Funding is available for up to 50 per cent of eligible costs.

  • Capital Costs that are eligible may be funded to a maximum of $100,000 per project.

  • Applicants may request funding that exceeds these limits if funding for between 51 per cent and 75 per cent of eligible costs, and/or more than $100,000 in funding for eligible Capital Costs, is essential for a project to be completed successfully. The project must have a high merit assessment to be considered. OMAFRA will consider these requests on a case-by-case basis.

What types of projects are ineligible?

Projects that are not eligible for cost-share funding include those that:

  • promote Ontario products explicitly over those of another province or territory and/or include Ontario specific promotional campaigns or branding (including the use of the Foodland Ontario logo)

  • involve directly influencing or lobbying any level of government

  • support normal operating costs associated with carrying out business or expanding

  • have the sole purpose of coming into or maintaining compliance with Requirements of the Law that pertain to current operations

  • support basic research (experimental or theoretical work undertaken primarily to acquire new knowledge without a commercial or other specific application in view)

  • are located outside of Ontario

When may projects start and finish?

A project cannot start prior to the date that OMAFRA approves the project. This date will be communicated in the Approval Letter to the lead entity. Eligible costs can only be Incurred, invoiced and paid for on or after the start date.

Projects must be implemented and completed no later than September 30, 2022, and according to the terms and conditions of the Contribution Agreement between the Province of Ontario and the successful lead applicant.

How do I submit an application?

You can submit a completed application using the electronic application form with all required documentation by email to agpartnership@ontario.ca. Copies of electronic application forms are available here. If you submit an application by email, but do not receive an acknowledgement within two business days, contact OMAFRA at 1-877-424-1300.

To find full program details, please click here!

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