Forest Sector Investment and Innovation Program
About the program
The Forest Sector Investment and Innovation Program (FSIIP) provides funding for strategic investments in the forest sector that:
improve productivity and innovation
support new market access
provide benefits to Ontario’s broader forest sector
strengthen regional economies
Support is available under two project categories – business projects and collaboration projects.
Support is available for projects with at least $3 million in eligible costs undertaken by for-profit manufacturers and processors of wood and forest biomass across Ontario, including:
pulp and paper mills
secondary wood manufacturers
Harvesting and resource extraction projects are not eligible for funding.
Support is available for Ontario-based projects with at least $3 million in eligible costs undertaken through a collaboration of:
forest sector for-profit businesses
not-for-profit research organizations
forest industry associations
Eligible collaborations should develop, diversify and transform Ontario’s forest sector through innovation in technology, process and/or products.
A minimum of three partners are required (including at least one Ontario-based for-profit forestry/wood products company).
How to apply
Submissions will be accepted continually, but only those received by the current Stage I deadline will be considered to move on to the upcoming round of evaluations. However, Stage I applications that do not meet the current deadline will be considered in the next round.
To apply, login to Transfer Payment Ontario and complete the Stage I Eligibility Checklist and Application Form (available starting December 2, 2019).
Applicants who have successfully passed Stage I should submit a fully completed Stage II Business Plan and all required supplemental documents by the Stage II deadline. All required information must be provided. Please note that incomplete or missing information may result in your application being declined or deferred to a following round.
If you have any further questions, or require assistance, please contact us.
Stage I: March 20, 2020
Stage II: April 28, 2020
Stage I: June 19, 2020
Stage II: July 27, 2020
Stage I: September 18, 2020
Stage II: October 26, 2020
Information sourced directly from: https://www.ontario.ca/page/forestry-sector-investment-innovation-program
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