Information sessions for Canadian government grant for food processors, Growing Forward 2, are now underway. Application guidebooks for collaboration (two company) implementation projects will be available when the application window opens on June 26, 2013. Applications and guidebooks for individual producer and processor implementation projects will be available September 9, 2013. We would recommend that you keep checking the OMAFRA website for further updates.
For Food Processors, Click Here
For Food Producers, Click Here
For Collaboration Projects, Click Here
The cost share for collaboration implementation projects is 50% while the cost share for individual processor/producer implementation projects is 35% government funded.
Growing Forward 2 projects encompasses six primary areas of focus:
- Environment and Climate Change
- Animal and Plant Health
- Market Development
- Labour Productivity Enhancements
- Assurance Systems (food safety, traceability, animal welfare)
- Business and Leadership Development
Minotaur customers have leveraged Growing Forward grants in the past to contribute towards Minotaur traceability systems for their food processor facilities. If you’re considering a project involving traceability, contact one of our traceability specialists at 1-800-668-1284 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the grant and to learn about the many benefits of a fully integrated system for traceability and beyond.