Amount:

$30,000

Type of Program:

Grant


Description:

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership, Market Access Initiative is a targeted cost-share intake available to help businesses and organizations across the Ontario supply value-chain that are directly involved in or support the production, processing and/or sales of agri-food or agri-products for domestic or export markets and have been directly impacted by trade restrictions.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is up to 75% of eligible costs, to a maximum of:

  • $20,000 cost-share per project for Assessment and Planning for Market Development projects,
  •  $30,000 cost-share per project for Accessing Markets and Development of Products or Processes - Domestic projects,
  • $30,000 cost-share per project for Accessing Markets and Development of Products or Processes - International projects.

When It Ends:

Intake paused

Deadline:

Rolling deadline

Eligibility:

Applicants must:

  • Be for-profit and not-for profit legal entities,
  • Be directly involved in or support the production, processing and/or sales of agri-food or agri-products for domestic or export markets,
  • Have been directly impacted by trade restrictions.

The applicant must be a legally recognized entity as defined below, who must:

  • be in compliance with all Requirements of Law and agree to remain in compliance with all Requirements of Law for the duration of the project;
  • provide a Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Business Number as part of the Partnership application process, if applicable;
  • be involved in the agriculture, agri-food and agri-products sectors, and;
  • be capable of entering into a funding agreement with the Province of Ontario.

Not-For-profits must be legally recognized entities that:

  • are registered charities, as defined in the Income Tax Act (Canada), and remains in good standing with the CRA; or
  • are corporations incorporated as not-for-profit corporations or similar entities under an Act of Canada or a province or territory of Canada and is in good standing under that Act; and
  • have operations in Ontario (i.e., located in Ontario) and, where applicable, have a membership composed primarily of Ontario residents/businesses/organizations.

For-Profits must be legally recognized entities engaged in businesses that have:

  • operations in Ontario; and
  • a valid and up-to-date Premises Identification Number* (Premises ID) for the business location where the project is to take place.

Applications Steps:

1

Applicants must submit a completed application using the electronic application form with all required documentation by email to: agpartnership@ontario.ca.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must submit a plan for market development to demonstrate the project has a high likelihood of success in accessing or expanding the domestic market.
For applicants undertaking initiatives as part of pre-vetted or invitational events such as trade missions, existing materials for such events would satisfy this requirement.

Other Things to Note:

The Market Access Initiative which is a targeted intake to support the agri-food and agri-products sectors impacted by trade restrictions is currently paused and not accepting applications. 

About the author 

Maurice

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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