Dairy Processing Investment Fund
The Dairy Processing Investment Fund was established to provide funding to dairy processors for investments that will improve productivity and competitiveness, and help them prepare to market changes resulting from the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). The program will provide non-repayable contributions to support projects through:
Capital Investment in equipment and infrastructure; and/or
Improving manufacturing technologies and processes, or the introduction of new or improved products (including the acquisition and installation of equipment);
Construction, expansion and/or modernization of dairy processing establishments in Canada; and,
Engagement of external expertise/consultants related to the implementation, certification or validation of plant improvements.
Access to Expertise to engage private sector technical, managerial, and business expertise
The Fund will also allow an applicant to request access to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada scientist(s), at an Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Research and Development Centre, in order to conduct collaborative research on a project relating to improving an existing product, practice, process, and/or technology.
How much can you receive
The maximum funding available per Capital Investment project is $10 million and $250,000 per Access to Expertise project.
The maximum amount an applicant can receive is $10 million in total per year.
How to apply
The application process involves the following steps:
Step 1: Prepare and submit a Project Summary
Applicants first complete the Project Summary (PDF version, 1.5 MB), and submit it to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Project Summary is used to provide advice and guidance to applicants regarding their project’s fit and readiness to apply for funding under the Dairy Processing Investment Fund. Fund staff will contact the applicant to discuss the project.
Step 2: Prepare and submit an Application
Fund staff will provide the application package, as well as guidance on preparing the application and the supporting documentation required.
Applicants may submit an electronic version of the application and attachments in original software format, as well as a PDF copy of all documents requiring signature(s) to: email@example.com.
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