Growing Forward 2 - Organizations and Collaborations
Growing Forward 2 (GF2) is a five-year commitment by Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial governments to encourage innovation, competitiveness and market development, adaptability and industry sustainability in Canada's agri-food and agri-based bioproducts sector. GF2 builds on the successes of Growing Forward and the Agricultural Policy Framework.
In Ontario, GF2 will help agri-food and agri-based bioproducts producers, processors, organizations and collaborations expand markets, manage shared risks and grow their profits through cost-share programs for projects in key areas.
Through GF2, the federal and provincial governments invest in other initiatives that support Ontario’s agriculture, agri-food and agri-based bioproducts sector.
GF2 may provide:
Project expenses cannot be incurred by the applicant before the project has been approved. All project expenses must be incurred no later than October 31, 2017. All project reporting must be submitted to AAC no later than December 1, 2017. Intake Deadlines and Board Meeting Dates can be found under Important Information.
4. GF2 Focus Areas & Project Categories
5. Getting Started
Step 1: Thoroughly read the GF2 Program Guide (see Important Information)
Step 2: Submit a pre-proposal (see pre-proposal under Application Information) prior to completing an application form (not required, but strongly encouraged)
Step 3: Applicants must enroll in the GF2 Client Portal, as an organization or a collaboration, prior to submitting an application
Step 4: Submit the applications (see application under Application Information)
Step 5: Project review. The AAC board of directors reviews all applications and makes all final funding decisions, terms, conditions, and levels of funding using the program assessment criteria.
Step 6: Agreement. In order to receive funding for an approved project, a successful applicant must enter into an agreement with the AAC and comply with its terms and conditions for the project.
Step 7: Submit regular claims and reports. (see under Templates)