Free Money for Turkey, Chicken, Dairy and Egg Processors to Thrive
Support to Sustain Canada’s Supply Management System
Canada’s Supply Management Processing Investment Fund will contribute up to 50% to a maximum of $5 million in non-repayable (i.e., grant) funding to assist “supply-managed commodities adapt to market changes resulting from the implementation of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)”. Eligible applicants are federally or provincially registered/licensed, who have been in operation and have generated financial statements/income for at least 2 years during which time they have purchased raw supply-managed commodities (e.g., poultry further processors transform raw chicken and/or turkey into meat or meat products), and include:
- Dairy processors
- Poultry Primary processors (chicken and turkey)
- Poultry Further processors (chicken and turkey)
- Hatcheries (broiler, egg-type or turkey)
- Egg graders
- Egg processors
Program contribution is 50% for companies with 499 (i.e., SMEs) or fewer employees and 25% for processors with 500 or more employees. Eligible expenses are limited to the cost of new technology and equipment as well as third-party consulting/service fees. Building retrofits and expansions costs are not supported.
Funding priority is given to SMEs, first-time applicants and projects that improve productivity. The total program budget is $292.5 million, and the program will support expenses up to March 31, 2028.
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