Dozens of price-sharing grants supplied by the province of Ontario and Canada’s federal government are now obtainable for licensed cannabis cultivators.
The funding is offered in portion by means of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership – a three billion Canadian dollar ($two.two billion) initiative that supports agricultural companies of all types across the nation.
Fifty-six separate price-sharing applications for producers are obtainable in Ontario.
“As far as eligibility for cannabis producers and processors, they are eligible for plan funding below the exact same guidelines as any other project: It ought to be legal and the project ought to meet merits and outcomes of project categories,” stated Dave McLeod, project analyst with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture.
“Manufacturers of cannabis beverages or edibles would not be eligible in intake 3 for the reason that they are not legal however but medicinal and recreational growers/makers are eligible to apply now.”
The funding may possibly be specifically attractive to microcultivators – a new class of cannabis cultivator – when they grow to be totally licensed.
British Columbia and Saskatchewan also let cannabis cultivators in these provinces to apply.
The price-sharing grants variety from “equipment modifications to decrease soil compaction” (CA$10,000) to “technology and gear to boost labor productivity” (CA$100,000).
For producers, the deadline for the existing intake of applicants is Might six.
Funding choices are anticipated by July 10.
To see the complete list of obtainable producer grants, click right here.
Ontario is house almost half of the 163-plus federal license holders in Canada.
To apply a business enterprise ought to:
- Be a legal farm business enterprise that produces agricultural commodities.
- Have an Ontario Farm Business enterprise Registration Quantity (FBRN) or eligible exemption for the farm business enterprise.
- Have a valid Premises Identification (PID) Quantity.
- Some concentrate locations demand participation in an Environmental Farm Strategy, Expanding Your Farm Earnings or Biosecurity workshop.
For processors, the deadline for the existing intake of applicants is also Might six.
To see the complete list of processor grants, click right here.
Up for grabs are 26 price-sharing initiatives.
“Cost-share funding below the partnership is merit-primarily based and project funding amounts are individually established primarily based on project kinds,” stated Bianca Jamieson of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture.
“Program budgets are not allocated to certain sectors but are rather aligned to help the most impactful projects across the priority locations identified above,” she wrote in an e mail.
In addition, federal-only applications are also obtainable.