Place to Grow: Agri-Food Initiative Dates for 2020 Now Live!
Updated: Feb 3
The Place to Grow: Agri-Food Innovation Initiative provides cost-share funding opportunities to agriculture and food-value chain partners, which encourages greater collaboration to identify opportunities and address challenges in the sector.
This initiative is made up of two separate streams of programming:
Funding for Sectors - supports agriculture and food value chain partners by offering cost-share funding opportunities to address identified industry priorities and outcomes for Ontario under Economic Development, Environmental Stewardship and Protection and Assurance.
Strategic Solutions - focuses on bold, innovative, and collaborative projects proposed by industry partners to drive priority outcomes that have been identified under the Place to Grow program.
-Protection and Assurance
Food Safety and Traceability
Soil Health and Water Quality
Addressing Labour Supply and Training Challenges
Supporting partners as they work together for the benefit of their sector(s) is an important aspect of this funding.
Two or more legally recognized entities that have an Arm's Length relationship from each other and are working together as partners on a project may apply, provided each entity:
is engaged in the project and will be contributing cash or in-kind resources towards the project;
is involved in the agriculture, agri-food and agri-products sector; and
is in compliance with all Requirements of Law and agrees to remain in compliance with all Requirements of Law for the duration of the project.
Applicants must be represented by a lead entity capable of entering into a funding agreement with the Province of Ontario. The lead entity must provide a Canada Revenue Agency Business Number as part of the application process.
Applications from multiple partners are always preferred. However, an entity that meets all eligibility criteria, is not-for-profit and Ontario-based (i.e., is located in Ontario and, where applicable, has a membership composed primarily of Ontario residents/businesses/organizations) and is not an academic/research institution, may apply as a sole applicant.
To find out more about eligibility, visit: http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/cap/terms_conditions.htm#eligible
The next application intake for the Place to Grow program will be from January 6 to January 27, 2020.
Another Place to Grow application intake will occur in 2020 between September 8 and September 29, 2020.
How to Apply
Application forms are available here to apply for Funding for Sectors. Eligible applicants will be able apply for program funding beginning January 6, 2020 until January 27, 2020.
Completed applications, including all required documentation, should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 learn more about program requirements, please visit: http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/cap/sectors.htm
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