• This program is currently closed.


No Fixed Amount

Type of Program:



Canadian Agricultural Partnership, Cost-share Funding for Farmers and Other Businesses (plant health), also known as the Ontario Producers program, provides funding to food and agricultural commodity producers. Funding covers a wide range of projects, including increasing business capacity, health management, technology and equipment upgrades, food safety and traceability system development, animal housing construction and modification, business and marketing planning, developing new products and processes, resource planning and supply chain management systems.

Comments on Funding:

Cost-share funding under the Partnership is merit-based and project funding amounts are individually established based on project categories.

When It Ends:



January 27, 2020
March 31, 2023


Applicants must:

  • Be producers, 
  • Be processors,
  • Be other businesses involved in growing/producing agricultural products,
  • Produce agricultural commodities in Ontario.

Applications Steps:


must complete the online program enrolment form before applying for cost-share funding. An account on OntarioPrograms.net offers applicants secure access to Canadian Agricultural Partnership program offerings, and for the site administrators to properly administer the applicant's account. 


can submit their applications electronically during an intake at ontarioprograms.net.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must:

  • Complete the program enrolment form before applying for cost-share funding,
  • Complete applications that meet eligibility criteria are assessed using Merit Assessment Criteria, which is specific to each Project Category,
  • Attach the documentation required for the specific project they are applying for.

Other Things to Note:

Thank you for your interest in the Producers and other businesses cost-share intake. The final intake of this cost-share program is now closed. There are other intakes that remain open and are accepting eligible applications. To learn about other opportunities, please visit: Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership) (gov.on.ca)

About the author 


Maurice (Moe) Muise learned the ins-and-outs of government while an employee of the Government of Canada in Ottawa for 10 years. His current focus is helping small businesses in Ontario to identify and maximize government grants to grow their business.
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