Greenhouse Competitiveness and Innovation Initiative (GCII)

The Greenhouse Competitiveness and Innovation Initiative supports Ontario-based greenhouse businesses to invest in projects that will increase competitiveness and/or increase access to new or existing markets. This encompasses an array of business expansion-related investments.

  • Amount: Grant valued up to 90% of eligible project expenses. Amount based on a rate of $0.14/sq. ft. of applicant’s production area to a maximum 1.2 million sq. ft.
  • Timeline: Open call for applications with a deadline of September 28, 2018. Deadline for project completion: September 30, 2019.
  • Eligibility: Commercial greenhouses in Ontario that grow/propagate vegetables, fruit, culinary herbs, or floriculture and as of March 23, 2017 had at least 20,000 sq. ft. of production area.
  • Projects: Energy efficiency, input reduction, production improvement, biosecurity, waste management, food safety, labour production efficiency, business planning, and marketing.

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