Resiliency and Public Trust

Industry Development Initiatives


Industry Development Initiatives program will advance the agriculture, agri-food and agri-product sector's capacity and competitiveness by providing funding to support incremental group learning activities, knowledge transfer events and resource development. The program will provide financial assistance to eligible applicants for activities that enhance the sector.


Intake information:

The intake for this program is currently open; funding requests will be accepted from February 1, 2024, to 11:59PM on February 29, 2024.

Eligible Applicants

  • Associations
  • Boards
  • Commissions
  • Indigenous governments, communities, and organizations
  • Industry organizations
  • Non-Profit organizations

Eligible Expenses

  • Facility and equipment rentals
  • Knowledge transfer expenses related to the development, design and distribution of communication and extension materials
  • Materials and supplies
  • Overhead expenses (e.g. internal administration, use of own materials and supplies, use of own equipment, etc.), capped at 10% of total approved eligible expenses
  • Professional fees and travel accommodations
  • Registration fees for training events
  • Speaker fees and travel accommodations
  • Subcontracted services

The program will support the following funding streams:

  • Training
  • Resource Development

Training

This activity focuses on sharing skills, research and information through group learning and knowledge transfer events, such as conferences and workshops. The goal of this activity is to improve the capacity and competitiveness of primary producers, processors, agribusinesses, industry organizations, service providers, etc. by ensuring they have the latest information available.

Resource Development

This activity helps industry organizations produce digital and print materials to provide accurate information and resource materials.

Project Timeline

Project must be completed by March 1, 2025.

Cost Share Funding

Projects will be subject to the following cost shares:

  • 75:25 (government: applicant) on projects $10,000 and under
  • 50:50 (government: applicant) on projects over $10,000

Eligible applicants can apply for multiple projects but there is a funding limit of $25,000 per eligible applicant over the life of the framework.

Additional Information and Documents

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Terms and Conditions Program Guide Applicant Information Form Application Worksheet