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.

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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 will be received and reviewed on a continuous basis until January 31, 2023.

Program Deadline for Canadian Government Funding
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