Responsive Advancement for Meat Processing (RAMP)

Receive up to $25,000 in Cost-Share Funding.

The Responsive Advancement for Meat Processing (RAMP) program promotes the development of a meat sector supply chain as part of the agri-food industry in the region by providing new technologies, equipment, and/or materials.

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Responsive Advancement for Meat Processing (RAMP)

Amount of Funding

Access up to $25,000 at 75% cost-share toward eligible costs.

Amount of Funding from the Canadian Government

Responsive Advancement for Meat Processing (RAMP)

Eligible Applicants

To be eligible for funding through this program applicants must be:

  • Provincially or federally inspected abattoirs and free-standing meat processing plants located in Northern Ontario;
  • Start-ups and existing businesses are eligible; and
  • Start-up businesses must provide a business plan.
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Responsive Advancement for Meat Processing (RAMP)

Eligible Activities

A project may be eligible for funding under this program if it follows these themes:

  • Developing new commercial processing facilities. Materials and equipment, such as building materials and processing equipment;
  • Businesses that adopt clean technologies, focus on waste reduction, or reduce their ecological footprint. The technology of waste reduction, the reduction of water usage, and the efficiency of cooling are examples of waste reduction technology;
  • Vacuum packing equipment, packaging equipment are some examples of projects which can assist meat processors in creating new value-added products that will increase market share;
  • Automated meat processing equipment or equipment that increases efficiencies;
  • Efficiencies and safety improvements in distribution systems to enhance productivity, such as cold storage, trailers, and crates;
  • Updated tracking systems and communications projects; and
  • The equipment or infrastructure necessary for modernizing plants in accordance with regulations.
Eligible Expenses for Canadian Government Funding

Responsive Advancement for Meat Processing (RAMP)

Program Deadline

Project cost eligibility will occur between Apr 1, 2022, and Dec 31, 2023. There is currently no application deadline.

Program Deadline for Canadian Government Funding
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