The Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) is a federal-provincial-territorial government funding program providing many streams of financial support. Its Ontario Processors stream is devoted specifically to supporting businesses that modify or manufacture agricultural products. Through the program, businesses may offset a portion of eligible project costs which directly support their competitiveness and provide new growth opportunities.
- Amount: Up to 25% to 50% of eligible expenses to a maximum $20,000 to $250,000 in grant funding, depending on project focus/stream.
- Timeline: Periodic call for proposals throughout the year based on timelines provided by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). Next deadline is August 28 (for projects beginning in October/November 2018).
- Eligibility: Ontario manufacturers directly transforming agricultural commodities, food, beverage or agri-based bio-products. Many project streams maintain a maximum 200 employees at project’s facility.
- Project Focus: ERP implementation, ingredient and waste monitoring and improvement, productivity improvements (technology, production tools, etc.), projects focused on new product development, testing, and marketing costs, implementation of a business or marketing plan to expand or maintain domestic/international markets, and development of business assessments, audits, or plans by a third party.
Top Canadian Agricultural Partnership: Ontario Processors Resources
- Canadian Agricultural Partnership: Ontario Processors Overview: Learn more about the CAP Ontario funding for food and beverage processors, including the purpose of the program, project examples, eligibility criteria, and when to apply for funding.
Posted: July 12, 2013 by Ryan Weaver. Updated: May 22, 2018 by Jeff Shepherd