With 25+ years of experience in program delivery, IAF is trusted by both government and industry to effectively administer funding and strategically invest in projects that yield tangible impacts for our sector.

The following programs are no longer accepting applications or are closed.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM

The Local Government Partnership Program (LGPP) provided funding to help regional districts and municipalities develop, update and implement agricultural planning tools. This program funded the development and implementation of agricultural area plans in British Columbia.

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TREE FRUIT COMPETITIVNESS FUND

Announced in February 2018, the BC Government’s Tree Fruit Competitiveness Fund provided up to $5 million in funding over four years to support marketing, infrastructure, and research to support a competitive tree fruit sector in BC.

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CANADIAN SEAFOOD STABILIZATION FUND

In 2020, the Government of Canada committed $62.5 million to this fund to support fish and seafood processing sector in managing the impacts of COVID-19 and preparing for economic recovery. IAF delivered funding to eligible businesses that are active in the fish and seafood sector in BC.

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EMERGENCY PROCESSING FUND

The Government of Canada committed $77.5 million to the Emergency Processing Fund to support the immediate needs of domestic production lines as a result of COVID-19. IAF delivered cost-shared funding to eligible applicants with food processing, manufacturing or greenhouse operations in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories.

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EMERGENCY ON-FARM SUPPORT FUND

The Emergency On-Farm Support Fund provides funding to support protections for domestic and temporary foreign workers and address COVID-19 outbreaks on farms. The program, administered to British Columbia-based farms, assisted producers in improving the health and safety of farm workers and limiting the spread of COVID-19 in agricultural operations.

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