Growing Forward 2 for Producers Update

April 27, 2015

Growing Forward 2 (GF2) 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.

For Ontario producers, application for funding is made through the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA).   1-800-265-9751

As GF2 enters its third year beginning April 1, 2015, updates have been made to the program including:

  • All GF2 funding opportunities are now merit-based, under a single Program
  • 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.

There are three application intake dates for Producers in 2015:
May 1, 2015 to May 21, 2015
August 10, 2015 to August 27, 2015
November 16, 2015 to December 3, 2015

Final project completion dates for the program:
GF2 projects must be completed by December 12, 2017 with all claims (including all required paid invoices and proofs of payment) submitted by January 31, 2018.

GF2 Producer Program Guide
Reference Guide - OSCIA Workshops

OSCIA is holding producer information sessions from April 28 - May 13th across Ontario. Read more