“Place to Grow” – Funding Available for Agricultural Innovation

As part of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP), a funding stream has been launched to promote collaboration between agricultural and value-chain partners. Creating partnerships accelerates the creation and adoption of innovation for our industry.

For more information on this program, including types of projects that are eligible, and next week’s public webinar on the program, read on!

Ontario’s government is helping to grow the province’s agri-food and agri-products sectors by launching the Place to Grow: Agri-food Innovation Initiative – a program which will help drive innovation, reduce red tape, and address industry priorities. The “Funding for Sectors” stream and will support agriculture and food value-chain partners in addressing emerging sector challenges and opportunities to create sector wide benefits.

This cost-share intake opened Nov 4th and will remain open until November 26, 2020. Funding is available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Project Categories

Automation Archives - Greenhouse Grower
Automation is one of the categories funded under the “Place to Grow” CAP funding. Photo courtesy of Greenhouse Grower.

Projects under “Place to Grow” should fall into one of the 3 main categories below. For the greenhouse ornamental industry, plant health projects (under “Protection & Assurance”), as well as demonstrations of new technology, accessing markets and addressing labour supply (all under “Economic Development”), will be the most relevant.

How to Apply

Eligible applicants can apply for Funding for Sectors programming beginning November 4, 2020. Program details and forms are available through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership website.

More information

A webinar providing an overview of the Funding for Sectors programming has been scheduled for November 10, from 1 to 2 pm. Click here to register.

A more detailed overview of the program, as well as frequently asked questions, can be found on the OMAFRA website.

Additionally, a detailed slide deck on the program can be downloaded here:

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