All eligible applications will be evaluated and funded based on the strength of their alignment with a pre-determined set of priorities, defined for the Fund by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food.
For the initial launch of the program, the Ministry has set the following priorities:
Priority 1: Eligible Participants
a. Established BC-based food and seafood processing businesses (equal priority with b).
b. BC-based commercial food hubs, commissary kitchens and other shared-use commercial food processing facilities.
Priority 2: Projects that will positively impact the use of BC inputs
a. Companies/organizations that currently use BC inputs or will increase procurement once the project is completed.
b. Companies/organizations that do not currently use BC inputs and/or will not increase procurement once the project is completed.
Priority 3: Commodities
The commodity groups outlined below have designated funding allocations as detailed in the approach section.