Traceability Foundations Initiative (TFI): $21.5M in Business Funding Grants

The Traceability Foundations Initiative (TFI) Intake 2 is a three-year Federal and Provincial funding program. This initiative provides small business funding grants to support up to 75 percent of the project’s eligible expenses, up to a maximum of $5 million per eligible project. This government funding for business is cost shared and is for funding to sector organizations and value chains. It supports voluntary, industry-led information sharing networks that will enhance agri-food traceability, a crucial component in food safety programs.

These funds will be allocated based on applications being received and project evaluation criteria. There is a total of $21.5 million available for eligible projects.

TFI Canadian Business Grants Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for this grant funding for business, the submitting party needs to possess a minimum of 3 value chain partners within 2 or more of the following areas:

  • Inputs
  • Retail
  • Production
  • Distribution/warehouse
  • Processing

The lead applicant must have its head office located in Ontario and operate within the province of Ontario.

Accepting Applications: June 1, 2012 until July 24, 2012

Advantages of the Traceability Foundations Initiative

The Traceability Foundations Initiative (TFI) will enhance information sharing, increase adoption and sustainability of voluntary traceability systems to national and international standards across a sector or along a value chain. There will be an increase in the ability of sectors and value chains to implement emergency response procedures when required.

Additional Government Funding Support

Please be sure to contact a Mentor Works Canadian Government Funding Expert to get support with the TFI application form process. You can also sign up for a free 60 minute government funding workshop or follow us on Facebook.

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