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!

OAFRI Funding Available for Research Projects – Closes Jan 6!

Do you have staff on hand that can conduct high-quality research? Have a project idea that can improve plant health in the floriculture industry? Then you might be eligible for research funds.

Keep reading to see the specific types of projects that are eligible for funding.

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“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!

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