Agri-Food Growth Program

By mmuise
Description:

The Agri-Food Growth Program aims to build and enhance local markets, and increase the awareness, sale and consumption of Prince Edward Island produced agri-food products. The program has five funding streams: 1. Signage and Promotion Stream,
2. Farm Market And Farmers’ Market Compliance Stream, 3. New Product Market Readiness Stream, 4. Season Extension Stream,
5. Sector Growth Initiatives Stream.


Comments on Funding:

Funding for:
1. Signage and Promotion Stream is up to 50% of eligible expenses to a maximum of $5,000 for individual agri-businesses and up to 75% of eligible expenses to a maximum of $5,000 for agricultural commodity/marketing
boards/farmers’ markets,
2. Farm Market And Farmers’ Market Compliance Stream is up to 50% of eligible expenses to a maximum of $2,000 per project,
3. New Product Market Readiness Stream is up to 50% of eligible costs to a maximum of $5,000 for project,
4. Season Extension Stream is up to 50% of eligible costs to a maximum of $5,000 for project,
5. Sector Growth Initiatives Stream is up to 75% of eligible costs to a maximum of $10,000 for project.

Maximum contribution per applicant per fiscal year for all components combined is $10,000.

Deadline: Continuous Intake
Eligibility:

Applicants must be:

  • Mi’kmaq first nations or indigenous organizations,
  • farmers,
  • farmers' markets,
  • farm markets,
  • agricultural commodity/marketing boards.
    Others may be considered upon special request.
Application Steps:

Applicants must submit their completed applications via regular mail or email to the attention of the Agri-Food Growth Program Officer.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must submit:
1. the completed application form,
2. a project proposal.

Other Things to Note:

Published date: August 3, 2023
Guideline updated April 2022.

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mmuise