Month of August is quickly approaching and I would like to give you heads up on the great program in the Agri-Food sector, that will begin accepting applications starting August 15.
Place to Grow: Agri-Food Innovation Initiative provides cost-share funding opportunities to agriculture and food-value chain partners, which encourages greater collaboration to identify opportunities and address challenges in the sector.
The Place to Grow program will allow organizations to apply for projects in key priority areas, including:
- Labour supply and training challenges (new category).
- Economic development in the agri-food and agri-products sectors.
- Environmental stewardship to enhance water quality and soil health.
- Protection and assurance to reinforce the foundation for public trust in the sector through improved assurance systems in food safety and plant and animal health.
The new programming will encourage interest from outside the agri-food sector to participate on broad-impact projects that will benefit from different kinds of expertise. It’s expected such projects will see new partners engaged to further drive innovation in areas such as advanced manufacturing and the greater use of data available to the sector.
All program details including the program guide and application forms will be available online in August 2019.
Eligible applicants can apply for cost-share funding from August 15 to September 27, 2019 at 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
Check eligibility of your company and your project for the government funding by submitting eligibility check form.