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CFIN Atlantic: Greening Your Food Manufacturing Operation Program 

The CFIN Atlantic: Greening Your Food Manufacturing Operation Program supports food and beverage manufacturers as they analyze and improve operations sustainability. This initiative helps businesses reduce their carbon footprint and enhance eco-friendly practices, fostering a more sustainable future for the sector. 

To discover the types of projects funded by the CFIN, check out our blog post on Six Canadian CFIN FoodTech Success Stories.

Funding Snapshot: CFIN Atlantic – Greening Your Food Manufacturing Operation Program   

The program supports manufacturers to assess their sustainability practices and develop actionable strategies to address challenges such as food waste, energy usage, and green packaging. 

Funding Amount 

  • 70% of the costs for engaging a third-party consultant, up to a maximum of $25,000 per applicant (non-repayable). 


  • Applicants: Food or beverage manufacturers with at least 2 years of operation history. 
  • Location: Must be in one of the Atlantic provinces: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, or Newfoundland & Labrador. 
  • Project Scope: Engage an external vendor to assess waste reduction, energy efficiency, packaging sustainability, or another eligible greening activity. 
  • Completion: All project activities must be completed by December 31, 2024. 

Eligible Costs 

Eligible costs include:  

  • Consulting; 
  • Sub-contractor fees; and 
  • Travel fees for consultants/contractors. 

Funding Priorities 

  • Projects that focus on significant reductions in food waste, energy consumption, or implementation of sustainable packaging solutions. 
  • Initiatives that enhance overall operational sustainability and minimize environmental impact. 

Access Funding Within the Food Manufacturing Industry 

The CFIN Atlantic: Greening Your Food Manufacturing Operation Program offers a significant opportunity for food and beverage manufacturers to advance their sustainability goals. By providing financial support for consulting services, this program empowers businesses to develop effective strategies for reducing their environmental impact. This initiative is a vital step towards a greener, more sustainable food manufacturing sector in Atlantic Canada. 

Did you know that the Canadian Food Innovation Network (CFIN) has multiple streams of funding for different food manufacturing projects? Discover our CFIN Program Details page to learn more about grant funding opportunities. 

If you are new to the Canadian government funding landscape, download our popular Canadian Business Funding Guide to learn the basics of government grants. Designed to fully equip your business to align with government funding priorities, this guide will ensure that your funding journey starts off on the right foot. 

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