Amount:

$ 40,000.00

Type of Program:

Grant


Description:

This intake will assist producers, processors and other agri-businesses across Ontario's pork value chain by cost-sharing certain expenses related to biosecurity improvements and African Swine Fever (ASF) prevention and preparedness activities.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is 50% of the verified eligible expenses incurred and paid, up to a maximum amount of $40,000.


When It Ends:

Accepting applications

Deadline:

March 21, 2022

Eligibility:

Applicants must:

  • a Producer that is a legal entity that raises, owns or houses pigs;
  • a Processor Business that is involved directly in the slaughter of pigs. Eligible Processor Businesses are registered under the federal Safe Food for Canadians Act or are licensed abattoirs under the provincial Food Safety and Quality Act, 2001.
  • an Agri-Business, other than a Producer or Processer Business, that is a legal entity operating an established commingling facility for pigs, such as assembly yards, sales barns, auction markets (including facilities licensed under the Livestock Community Sales Act), fairs, exhibitions, community pastures, trucking rest stations, transporters, and veterinary clinics.

In order to be eligible for funding under this Initiative, an Applicant must also:

  • be an active participant in Ontario's pork value chain;
  • be and remain in compliance with all Requirements of Law for the duration of the project;
  • have a valid and up-to-date Premises Identification (PID) Number for the business location where their project will take place. To register for a PID Number, visit the Provincial Premises Registry (PPR).
  • provide a valid Farm Business Registration Number (FBRN) as part of the application process, if applicable. To register for an FBRN, visit Agricorp.
  • provide a Canada Revenue Agency Business Number as part of the application process, if applicable;
  • be registered with Transfer Payment Ontario (and be registered to receive direct deposit payments through Supply Chain Ontario);
  • not have applied to the Processor and Other Business Intake in August 2021 for projects that include the same eligible costs, or have withdrawn their application (and reapplied under this Initiative);
  • agree to be bound by the funding terms and conditions of the Initiative; and 9. be capable of entering into a funding agreement with the Province of Ontario and meeting their obligations under it.

Applications Steps:

1

The applicant must complete and submit an application form and all required documentation by email to AgRuralPrograms@ontario.ca. 

2

If applicants submit an application but do not receive an acknowledgement within two business days please contact OMAFRA at: 1-877-424-1300.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must:

  1. 1
    refer to the Eligible Expenses list and submit any supporting documentation identified for each eligible item required for project approval and reimbursement, i.e. site sketch.
  2. 2
    include true copies of all paid invoices and proof of payments,
  3. 3
    include any additional documentation requested by the administrator to verify eligible expenses.

Other Things to Note:

  1. 1
    All approved projects under this intake need to be completed by June 30, 2022.
  2. 2
    Applicants may submit a claim form to request reimbursement for eligible expenses from November 5, 2021 up to March 21, 2022, provided the Applicant has not reached the maximum funding limit and funding is still available.

About the author 

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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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