In less than two weeks, Ontario food processors along with other businesses can apply for money under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP). Application intake begins November 4th, and is geared towards agri-food businesses looking to increase food safety, develop new markets and expand their operations.
“Our government is committed to helping food processors and other important contributors in our agri-food sector be even more competitive and grow their businesses,” says Ernie Hardeman, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
“Investing in these projects will boost innovation, enhance productivity and increase sales for our food processing sector and open the doors to new markets for the incredibly safe, high quality foods they produce.”
CAP is a five-year, $3 billion program shared by Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial governments. In Ontario, OMAFRA administers cost-share funding under CAP to processors and other businesses such as animal health, commercializers, and primary agri-food businesses. More information about the next application intake, including the program guide and application form, will be available online on November 4, 2019.