Further Details on Traceability Foundations Initiative in Ontario
Posted: Jun 01, 2012 by Michelene Maguire | 0 comments
Earlier this week we blogged about the breaking news that the Ontario government is releasing its next round of grants to support work in product traceability food safety. Today OMAFRA released more details on the Traceability Foundations Initiative (TFI) - who can apply, and how to do it.
Who Can Get the Money
These grants are for value chains or not-for-profit organizations representing food or agribusiness companies in Ontario. (See the website for their somewhat vague definition of “value chains” as opposed to traditional supply chains.) To get the grant cash, you must be…
At least 3 partners in a value chain that covers 2 or more of these areas:
The lead applicant must have its head office in Ontario and all partners operate within Ontario.
Do NOT bother to apply for this grant if you are a…
Pet food facility
Fish farmer or fish processor
Health and/or nutrition supplement processor
Tobacco product producer/manufacturer
A national organization, or have any non-Ontario based members
Partner who is not fundamentally part of the value chain
Still not sure if the grant applies to you? The OMAFRA website supplies an Eligibility Assessment Tool.
How to Get the Money
The Ministry also provides you with a link to download the Application Process Map. (PDF)
Good luck with your grant application! And please – come back to our blog, or to our Twitter page, and tell us how it went… We want to know what you did with the funding to help you improve product traceability and food safety!
As the VP, Marketing, IndustryBuilt Software, Michelene leads a great team of marketing specialists and business development representatives who help find the right type of companies to partner with. She has more than 15 years of experience working with software companies with very specialized offerings. When she’s not thinking about marketing, she is chasing after her preschooler and working on her MBA. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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