CKL FARMERS AND FOOD PROCESSORS/MANUFACTURERS - NEW FEDERAL FUNDING FOR RETROFITTING AND OPERATING

The federal government has announced a $77.5-million Emergency Processing Fund for food producers, processors, and manufacturers, with two stated objectives:

  1. "Emergency COVID Response” to assist companies to implement changes required by COVID-19 to ensure the health and safety of workers. This funding will assist with:

    • plant retrofits or adjustments to existing operations to accommodate changes to processes and production; and

    • increasing capacity for herd management.

  2. “Strategic Investments” to assist companies to improve, automate, and modernize facilities needed to increase Canada’s food supply capacity.

Eligible applicants include for-profit organizations, cooperatives, and indigenous groups. Information on the application process is available here: 

http://www.agr.gc.ca/eng/agricultural-programs-and-services/emergency-processing-fund/?id=1591291974693


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