Food Processing Growth Fund (FPG)

Receive up to $1 million in Cost-Share Funding.

Administered by the Government of British Columbia (B.C.) through the Ministry of Agriculture and Food (AF) and delivered by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of B.C. (IAF), the Food Processing Growth Fund (FPG) aims to increase food production and economic growth in B.C. by helping established B.C. food-processing businesses expand and evolve to support the continued success for the province’s largest manufacturing industry.

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Food Processing Growth Fund (FPG)

Amount of Funding

For approved projects:

Up to 75% of total eligible costs at minimum of $100,000 & a maximum of $1 million with a maximum of $100,000 for the training component. The minimum total eligible budget must be $133,330.

For approved projects with only Training-related activities:

Up to 75% of total eligible costs at minimum of $50,000 & maximum of $100,000. The minimum total eligible budget must be $66,665.

Amount of Funding from the Canadian Government

Food Processing Growth Fund (FPG)

Eligible Applicants

  • Located in BC;
  • An established food and/or seafood processing business, with a minimum of 2 years in operation and a minimum of $500,000 gross annual revenues (audited financial statements will be required for verification purposes);
  • Commercial food hub, commissary kitchen and other shared-use commercial food processing facility; and
  • Industry group or association.
Eligible Applicants for Canadian Government Funding

Food Processing Growth Fund (FPG)

Eligible Activities

  • Purchase and install new or upgraded/expanded facilities and infrastructure and equipment;
  • Purchase and install new technology and systems such as new innovative technologies, software, advanced automation, or Artificial Intelligence (AI);
  • Applied Research & Development (R&D) for new and improved products, lab analysis, packaging etc; and
  • Training that supports infrastructure or equipment upgrades or adoption.
Eligible Expenses for Canadian Government Funding

Food Processing Growth Fund (FPG)

Program Deadline

Applications will be accepted starting on April 26, 2023, on an ongoing basis;

Eligible Projects must start on or after July 18, 2023;

Applications will be reviewed in batches:

  • First Batch Review Date: June 6, 2023; and
  • Second Batch Review Date: July 18, 2023.

Projects must be completed within 24 months; and

All projects must be completed by February 1, 2026.

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