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While demand has remained high, there is still plenty of opportunity left. Originally, only two intakes had been scheduled for 2017, but a third intake has been added to make sure producers have time plenty of chances to apply. Intake dates for 2017 are:

**Newly added intake

Intake Dates

1          February 3 – 23, 2017

2          April 4 – 18, 2017**

3          May 12 – June 1, 2017

More Information

 

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Growing Forward 2 (GF2) offers cost-share funding assistance, free workshops and training for Ontario producers, processors, organizations and collaborations.

What’s New for GF2?
The following changes have been made to the program:
• Priorities are clearly identified in the program guides
• All projects will be assessed on merit
• Cost-share funding will be capped depending on the project category
• Some project categories have prerequisites as a required condition before clients can apply
• Approval of your project is needed before costs can be incurred and paid

New Dates for GF2
GF2 cost-share funding assistance application intakes for producers and processors are:
• May 1 to May 21, 2015
• August 10 to August 27, 2015
• November 16 to December 3, 2015

For more information visit www.ontario.ca/growingforward2

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Growing Forward 2 Application Deadlines

Producers and Processors:

The next Implementation Application Intake for producers and processors will open on November 10, 2014 and close on December 11, 2014. Please note that the Capacity application stream is still open.
More information and application forms>>

Organizations and Collaborations:
The final 2014 Growing Forward 2 (GF2) application deadline is October 16, 2014. The 2015 deadlines will be available on the AAC website mid-December.

Before submitting an application to the AAC, organizations and collaborations should first review the Capacity Building and Project Implementation program guides. Next, AAC encourages applicants to complete a pre-proposal and submit it to: info@adaptcouncil.org. Full GF2 applications are due on the deadline dates listed on the AAC website. Capacity building funding requests $20,000 and under are accepted on an ongoing basis and reviewed within 20 business days.

Click here for further GF2 information and to access application templates. Applicants are encouraged to download the most recent version of the templates from the AAC website prior to starting a new application.

Click here to see the listing of the AAC approved GF2 projects.

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The purchase of cleaning and disinfection equipment dedicated to improving biosecurity (such as a pressure washer, footbaths, buckets, boot brushes) are eligible expenses under the Cleaning and Disinfection Capacity section of the GF2 Special Intake program.  A full list of eligible projects can be found in the Program Guideline and Application.

GF2 PED Special Intake Funding is based on eligibility requirements – it is not first come, first served.  Applications for the GF2 intake must be received by March 13, 2014. Growing Forward 2 PED Intake  program guidelines and applications. For PED resources and updates please go to: www.ontario.ca/swine and follow the links.

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The PED Biosecurity Special Intake provides support to the swine industry to improve  biosecurity levels. If you already applied to a previous GF2 intake and some or all of your project activities would be eligible under the GF2-Ontario PED Biosecurity Special Intake, please contact OSCIA (1-800-265-9751)search as you may be eligible for 75% cost share funding on the earlier approved activities. Only one application may be submitted and approved per Premises ID through the PED Biosecurity Special Intake.

PED Special Intake Program Guideline and Application are available here.

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The installation of feed blower pipes is one of the eligible expenses under the Facility Flow Management section of the GF2 PED Special Intake.  Purchasing and installing equipment that reduces the risk of cross contamination with visitors and service providers (e.g. feed blower pipes) can help to limit the spread of PED. A full list of eligible projects can be found in the Program Guideline and Application.

The GF2 Special Intake closes on March 31st. Funding is based on eligibility requirements – it is not first come, first served.

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The federal and provincial governments created a PED Biosecurity Special Intake under Growing Forward 2 (GF2) specifically for businesses in, and related to, the swine industry to address biosecurity challenges related to PED.  The program is available for producers, truckers, abattoirs, assembly yards, and rendering service providers to enhance their biosecurity investments.  Funding is based on eligibility requirements – it is not first come, first served.

This funding is in addition to $2 million given to Ontario Pork to support industry-wide enhancements.

Applications for the GF2 intake must be received by March 13, 2014. Growing Forward 2 PED Intake  program guidelines and applications. For PED resources and updates please go to: www.ontario.ca/swine and follow the links.

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