Enhanced Agri-Food Workplace Protection Program

Receive up to $50,000 in Agri-Food Funding.

The Enhanced Agri-Food Workplace Protection Program supports the adoption of prevention and mitigation measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 among agri-food workers/employees.

Attention: This program is currently closed. You can speak with a member of our team about future intake periods or similar funding programs you may be eligible for, get email updates through our weekly newsletter, or look through our list of available funding programs in our directory page.

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Enhanced Agri-Food Workplace Protection Program

Amount of Funding

Access up to 60% funding to a maximum of $50,000 per business.

Amount of Funding from the Canadian Government

Enhanced Agri-Food Workplace Protection Program

Eligible Applicants

Applicants may be eligible if they meet these criteria:

  • Established food or beverage processor that is currently directly involved in the transformation of agricultural commodities, food, beverage, or Agri-based bio-products in Ontario;
  • Established farm business that is a legal entity and produces agricultural commodities under a valid Farm Business Registration Number (FBRN);
  • Business that provides primary food processing for fruit and vegetable crops (cutting, cleaning, packaging, storage, and refrigeration of raw plant foods);
  • Business that provides on-farm services where agriculture employees operate within close proximity (poultry catchers/vaccinators, professional barn cleaners, corn detasselers, hatcheries, transporters of agricultural commodities);
  • Agri-food industry organization incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation and has operations in Ontario; and
  • Pet food processors and restaurants are not eligible under the Program.
Eligible Applicants for Canadian Government Funding

Enhanced Agri-Food Workplace Protection Program

Eligible Activities

Activities that need ongoing support that are necessary to guard the health and safety of workers/employees from COVID‑19:

  • Minor modifications throughout an agricultural operation or food processing facility;
  • COVID-19 testing for symptomatic employees;
  • On-site employer-based vaccination centers for vaccinations or boosters as well as the cost for rapid test kits; and
  • Providing arrangements to support worker/employee accommodations and work-site mobility that are necessary to address immediate health and safety issues due to COVID-19.
Eligible Expenses for Canadian Government Funding

Enhanced Agri-Food Workplace Protection Program

Program Deadline

Applications are currently closed for this program.

Program Deadline for Canadian Government Funding
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