With a new season brings a few new opportunities for funding within the agricultural sector. Below are a few different programs which may be of interest to our northern producers:
Canadian Agriculture Partnership (CAP):
The next application intakes for eligible farmers and other businesses will take place between March 22 to May 6, 2019. Full program details will be released on March 22, 2019 at www.ontarioprogramguides.net
This program covers over 40 different project categories. In preparation for the upcoming intake, a listing of project categories, cost-share percentages and cost-share caps has been release and can be access on OSCIA’s website at www.ontariosoilcrop.org
The next application intakes for sector organizations and collaborations will take place from March 4, 2019 to April 5, 2019. Program materials for sector organizations and collaborations application intakes are available online at the Agricultural Adaptation Council website.
Sustainable New Agri-Food Products and Productivity (SNAPP) Intake 5:
Grant program accepting applications February 11th – March 29th, 2019.
The SNAPP Program supports Northern Ontario agriculture and food producers, businesses, collaborations, communities and First Nations to create new products, extend the growing season, enhance productivity, and adopt clean technology to support improved environmental performance while fostering business growth. For more information, please visit: www.rainalgoma.ca/snapp
Up to $5,000 for single applicants at 75% cost sharing, and up to $15,000 for collaborations of 3 or more entities at 75% cost sharing.
Eligible projects include:
- Productivity Enhancement Stream – projects that increase efficiency of business operations
- New Products Stream – projects that create new products
- Season Extension Stream – projects that help extend the growing season or extend the availability of products
- Clean Tech in Agri-Food Stream – projects that adopt clean technology to improve environmental performance.
To receive an application, and for program support and assistance, please contact: Andrea Habinski SNAPP Outreach Coordinator Thunder Bay / Rainy River / Kenora (807) 738-7761 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Northern Ontario Internship Program:
Earlier this month Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines announced the government is launching a new Northern Ontario Internship Program.
By removing the requirement that applicants be recent university or college graduates, Ontario is supporting a wider variety of internships, including skilled trades, and addressing the unique needs of other in-demand jobs throughout the region. Program candidates will now include new entrants into the workforce, those transitioning to a new career, the unemployed and underemployed. The new program will have two funding streams:
- The Northern Ontario Indigenous Internships Stream
- The Northern Ontario Skilled Labour Internships Stream
Visit the program website for more information.