Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada are now taking applications specific to investment in the Dairy Processing Sector.
The Dairy Processing Investment Fund was established to provide funding to dairy processors for investments that will improve productivity and competitiveness, and help them prepare to market changes resulting from the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). The program will provide non-repayable contributions to support projects through these two areas:
- Capital Investment in equipment and infrastructure
- Improving manufacturing technologies and processes, or the introduction of new or improved products (including the acquisition and installation of equipment)
- Construction, expansion and/or modernization of dairy processing establishments in Canada
- Engagement of external expertise/consultants related to the implementation, certification or validation of plant improvements
Access to Expertise to engage private sector technical, managerial, and business expertise
The Fund will also allow an applicant to request access to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada scientist(s), at an Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Research and Development Centre, in order to conduct collaborative research on a project relating to improving an existing product, practice, process, and/or technology.
Full details on the Fund and application guidelines can be accessed on the funding webpage.