Supply Chain Stability and Adaptability Program

Receive up to $125,000 in Agri-Food Funding Support.

The Supply Chain Stability and Adaptability Program supports the economic recovery and resiliency of Ontario’s Agri-food sector with $10 million in funding available via two streams:

The Agri-Food Supply Chain Infrastructure Investment Stream (SCII) helps acquire equipment and assets necessary to grow capacity to meet the increased demand for Ontario-grown and produced food products; and The Agri-Food Supply Chain Resiliency Analysis Stream (SCRA) is aimed at identifying and addressing market and supply chain challenges driven or worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Supply Chain Stability and Adaptability Program

Amount of Funding

Agri-Food Supply Chain Infrastructure Investment Stream (SCII):

  • Receive up to 25% of eligible costs, up to a maximum of $150,000 per project.

Agri-Food Supply Chain Resiliency Analysis Stream:

  • Receive up to 50% of eligible costs, up to a maximum of $50,000 per project.
Amount of Funding from the Canadian Government

Supply Chain Stability and Adaptability Program

Eligible Applicants

Agri-Food Supply Chain Infrastructure Investment Stream (SCII)

Applicants must be:

  • Located in Ontario
  • Agri-Food Businesses, including:
  • Farms that supply Ontario food processing businesses with their products;
  • Farms with production and on-site agri-food processing activities; and,
  • Food Processing Businesses that source a significant portion of agricultural inputs from Ontario farms.
  • Be involved in the production of processed food for human consumption
  • Applicants cannot submit applications for both streams.

Agri-Food Supply Chain Resiliency Analysis Stream

Applicants must be:

  • Located in Ontario
  • Not-for-profit Agri-Food organizations representing agri-food businesses
  • Agri-Food Businesses, including:
  • Farms that supply Ontario food processing businesses with their products;
  • Farms with production and on-site agri-food processing activities; and,
  • Food Processing Businesses that source a significant portion of agricultural inputs from Ontario farms.
  • Be involved in the production of processed food for human consumption
  • Applicants cannot submit applications for both streams.
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Supply Chain Stability and Adaptability Program

Eligible Activities

Agri-Food Supply Chain Infrastructure Investment Stream (SCII)

Eligible activities may include:

  • Capital improvements, including modifications to existing buildings and/or mobile facilities and construction of new buildings and/or mobile facilities;
  • Upgrades to utilities;
  • Growing, processing, and manufacturing equipment and construction;
  • Packaging and handling equipment;
  • Technology that allows increased capacity or business resilience (including software and hardware related to business functions, robotics, logistics, inventory management, plant production, and monitoring controls, to enable extended or year-round production); and
  • Technical assistance, including engineering and construction planning, land use planning, facility design, and configuration planning, and other services that directly support future implementation of infrastructure-related capacity-building projects.

Agri-Food Supply Chain Resiliency Analysis Stream

Eligible activities may include:

  • Supply chain stability audit to identify, analyze and mitigate the risks inherent in working with other businesses as part of a supply chain;
  • Development of supply chain risk management or mitigation plans that identify potential supply chain-related risks, with action plans developed for priority areas;
  • Supplier risk management plans to rapidly pivot to substitutes when needed;
  • Analysis or feasibility studies to support addressing vulnerabilities for critical products or inputs; and
  • Business continuity and resilience plans.
Eligible Expenses for Canadian Government Funding

Supply Chain Stability and Adaptability Program

Program Deadline

The Agri-Food Supply Chain Infrastructure Investment Stream (SCII) deadline for applications is Thursday, February 9, 2023 at 4:30 p.m. (EST).

The Agri-Food Supply Chain Resiliency Analysis Stream is currently closed.

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