Fund Description

Growing Forward 2 (GF2) is a comprehensive federal-provincial-territorial initiative aimed at encouraging innovation, competitiveness, market development, and the increase of industry capacity in Canada’s agri-food and agri-product sector. The Implementation grant funds the following types of projects for processors:

  • Maximization of labour productivity.
  • Accessing new and emerging markets, and retaining and expanding existing markets.
  • Adoption of best business and leadership practices.
  • Usage of energy, water, and other outputs efficiency.
  • Adoption of assurance systems.

Funding Details

Up to 35% of eligible costs to a maximum of $350K.

Eligible Expenditures

  • Costs of goods, services, supplies, and shipping/transportation costs;
  • Incremental labour costs, land rental costs, equipment or machinery;
  • Incremental costs for communication materials and travel;
  • Costs for capital items directly related to project.

Eligibility Requirements

Must demonstrate:

  • Currently and actively engaged and directly involved with the processing, modification, and/or transformation of agricultural commodities, food, beverage, or agricultural-based dioproducts in Ontario;
  • Must file business and/or farm income tax returns in Ontario;
  • New agri-product processors, with less than 2 years of income tax filings, are NOT eligible for this funding.