Rural Funding Programs
To stay competitive and succeed in a local and global market, communities and business must create and retain jobs, revitalize their communities, train and develop the skills of their workforce and build on traditional strengths and advantages. Rural Funding Programs assist with the costs of projects that remove barriers to economic development and that provide benefits to rural Ontario.
Rural Summer Job Service Program
Rural Summer Jobs Program helps local employers create student jobs that enhance their skills and work experience in Rural Ontario.
Ontario Vineyard Improvement Program (OVIP)
Ontario Vineyard Improvement Program (OVIP) helps growers who want to transition to new grape varieties or make other improvements to their existing vineyards.
Farm Biosecurity Program (FBP)
The Biosecurity program is committed to protecting plants and animals from disease and pests, and to reducing the associated biological and economic risks.
Food Safety and Traceability Initiative (FSTI)
The Food Safety and Traceability Initiative is a cost-share program for producers and food processors that supports projects to upgrade or implement food safety programs and traceability systems.
Ontario Ethanol Growth Fund (OEGF)
Ontario Ethanol Growth Fund provides both capital and operating grants to promote the production of ethanol in Ontario.
The Rural Economic Development Program provides grant funding for projects which focus on job creation, innovation and investment attraction in the priority areas of food processing, skills training and community revitalization.