Growing Forward 2 is a five-year federal-provincial-territorial initiative designed to encourage innovation, competitiveness and market development in Canada’s agri-food and agri-products sector through cost-share funding opportunities.
In Ontario, farm, food and bio-product processor businesses, collaborations and organizations can build their own plan and select opportunities to help grow their profits, expand their markets and manage risks.
For Ontario producers, funding applications will be facilitated through Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA). GF2 funding assistance is designed to help producers capitalize on opportunities. Whether just starting out, or in business for a long time, GF2 offers opportunities to help you reach your business goals.
GF2 offers cost-share funding assistance to Ontario producers and will support innovation as well as education, training, audits, assessments, planning and implementation activities to help improve their business.
Program updates include:
- All GF2 funding opportunities are merit-based
- Cost-share caps per project have been introduced for each eligible Project Category
- To be eligible, cost-share funding will only apply to invoices dated after a letter approving a funding allocation has been issued by OSCIA
- Attending a workshop and completing an Action Plan may be a requirement to apply for cost-share. Refer to the Program Guide for full details
- Workshops include:
Please consult the New Program Guidelines for full details before beginning a project for which you will seek funding.