Place to Grow Guide for Applicants

Ontario's government is helping to grow the province's agri-food and agri-products sectors by launching the Place to Grow: Agri-food Innovation Initiative - a program which will help drive innovation, reduce red tape, and address industry priorities. This new initiative, which is comprised of 'Funding for Sectors' and 'Strategic Solutions', will support agriculture and food value-chain partners in address emerging sector challenges and opportunities to create sector wide benefits.

Funding for Sectors

Programming Overview

Funding will support agriculture and food value chain partners by offering cost-share funding opportunities to address identified industry priorities and outcomes for Ontario in the following areas:

Protection & Assurance Environmental Stewardship Economic Development

How to Apply

Eligible applicants can apply for Funding for Sector programming beginning August 15th. The application form for the above project categories can be found here and the form for applicants other than the lead entity can be found here. This cost-share intake will remain open until Sept. 27, 2019.

Note: the form must be filled out using Adobe software, such as Adobe Reader or Adobe Pro. Other PDF reader software, including your internet browser, is not compatible with this form. If you use non-Adobe software, you may be prevented from filling out this form in its entirety, or the content that you enter may not save properly. If you do not already have Adobe software on your computer, you can download a free version here: https://get.adobe.com/reader/

Strategic Solutions

Programming Overview

The Strategic Solutions category will focus on bold, innovative, and collaborative projects proposed by industry partners to drive priority outcomes that have been identified under the Ontario Partnership.

An emphasis will be put on collaborative projects with partners throughout the value-chain that accelerate the creation and adoption of innovative solutions for sector challenges and arising opportunities.

How to Apply

This Strategic Solutions project category uses a two-stage application process (pre-proposal and invited full application). The pre-proposals form is available here. This cost-share intake will remain open until Sept. 27, 2019.

Note: the form must be filled out using Adobe software, such as Adobe Reader or Adobe Pro. Other PDF reader software, including your internet browser, is not compatible with this form. If you use non-Adobe software, you may be prevented from filling out this form in its entirety, or the content that you enter may not save properly. If you do not already have Adobe software on your computer, you can download a free version here: https://get.adobe.com/reader/

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For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300
E-mail: ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca
Author: Rural Programs Branch, OMAFRA
Creation Date: 31 July 2019
Last Reviewed: 16 August 2019