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Government Funding Available to Help Take Your Agri-Food Business Online

April 30, 2020

Government Funding Available to Help Take Your Agri-Food Business Online

Synopsis
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The Agri-Food Open For Business initiative provides funding for digital agri-food projects.

The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $2.5 million to help the agri-food sector expand online, providing more opportunities for producers to grow their business and offer more food choices for families who are shopping from home during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Government Funding Available to Help Take Your Agri-Food Business Online

The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $2.5 million to help the agri-food sector expand online, providing more opportunities for producers to grow their business and offer more food choices for families who are shopping from home during the COVID-19 outbreak. The funding is being provided through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.

The Agri-Food Open for E-Business initiative will help food producers, farmers markets, retailers, garden centres, greenhouses, nurseries and agricultural associations develop online business, providing consumers with greater access to a wide variety of food and agriculture products.

This targeted application intake features two funding streams:

  1. Bring Your Business Online. Eligible organizations and businesses can apply for a grant of up to $5,000 to establish an online e-business and marketing presence. Funding under this stream will be quick and responsive for those needing immediate solutions.
  2. Develop Online Business Opportunities. Eligible organizations, businesses and collaborations can apply for cost-share funding of up to $75,000 to implement high-impact projects.

Take Advantage Now

We anticipate fewer than 75 organizations will be successful in accessing this initiative, as the funding is limited to $2.5 million. Creating a strong application and delivering it in a timely manner will be key to success.

With our in-depth understanding of the agriculture industry and experience helping clients complete digital projects, MNP can support you in creating an application, developing a project scope and facilitating implementation.

Learn more about this opportunity here: http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/cap/ebusiness.htm

To get started, contact:

Glenn Fraser, CPA, CA, MBA
Vice-President, National Leader, Food and Beverage Processing
416.263.6914
[email protected]

Kerry Mann
National Leader, Enterprise Resource Planning
647.480.8400
[email protected]

Sean Crewe, CPA,
Partner, Ontario Food and Beverage Processing Leader
416.613.3160
[email protected]

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