Funding for Growers: Biosecurity Improvement Initiative under S-CAP Program


The Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) is a $3.5 billion, 5-year agreement (April 1, 2023, to March 31, 2028) between the federal, provincial and territorial governments. It replaces the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.

This includes $1 billion in federal programs and activities and $2.5 billion in cost-shared programs and activities by the governments. In Ontario, this includes up to $569 million toward the agri-food industry.

The programs under the Sustainable CAP will:

  • support the vision and priorities the federal, provincial and territorial agriculture ministers agreed to in The Guelph Statement
  • strengthen competitiveness, innovation and resiliency of the agriculture, agri‐food and agri‐based products sector

One program delivered under S-CAP that is particularly relevant to greenhouses is the Biosecurity Improvement Initiative.

Biosecurity Improvement Initiative

  • Will launch Sept 19 2023
  • Continuous intake until January 6th
  • $7.5 M available – first come, first serve basis
  • Reimbursement based
  • Delivered by OMAFRA by Rural Programs Branch (previously has been OSCIA)
  • Call AICC for more information
  • Guidelines are now up on find them HERE

Categories include:

  • Preventing introduction and spread of pests (up to 50K per project)
  • Innovative pest monitoring tools (Up to 50K per project)
  • Learning and Education related to biosecurity
  • Others…


  • OSCIA biosecurity workshop (NOT required, but recommended)
  • Quotes
  • Assessment (e.g. against national biosecurity standards)
  • Action plan based on assessment

More information will come soon!

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