Growing Forward 2
Organizations and Collaborations
What Makes A Good Funding Application?
August 6, 2014
GROWING FORWARD 2
• Growing Forward 2 (GF2) is a comprehensive federal-
provincial-territorial agreement aimed at encourag...
CLIENTS & DELIVERY
3 Primary Clients 3 Delivery Partners
Organizations and
Collaborations
AAC
Processors
(food and bio-pro...
ORGANIZATIONS
• not-for-profit, Ontario-based, legally recognized entity,
involved in the agriculture, agri-food and agri-...
COLLABORATIONS
• combinations of:
• non-profit associations/organizations; and/or
• academic/research institutions in the ...
CAPACITY BUILDING
• skills development and training
• assessments, audits and plans
• applicants are encouraged to underta...
PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION
• broad program design
• implementation of plans, applied research projects
• projects deemed innov...
COST SHARE
CAPACITY
BUILDING
PROJECT
IMPLEMENTATION
Cost share
(% of TPC)
75% 50% to 75%
In-kind
Contributions
Not Eligibl...
GF2 FOCUS AREAS
1. Environment and Climate Change
Adaptation
2. Animal and Plant Health
3. Market Development
4. Labour Pr...
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
• quick turnaround times
• pre-proposals
• capacity building projects ($20,000 and under) –
apply anyt...
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
• industry-led decision making
• AAC client service
• applications accepted on an ‘ongoing’ basis
• ea...
READY TO APPLY?
Pre-
proposal
• Download program guide at www.adaptcouncil.org
• Submit pre-proposal: info@adaptcouncil.or...
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Growing Forward 2: Organizations and Collaborations

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Presentation by Laura Sider and Laura Feil, Program Coordinators with the Agricultural Adaptation Council. Prepared for "What Makes A Good Funding Application?" members-only webinar hosted by Sustain Ontario and the Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance on August 6th, 2014.

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    1. 1. Growing Forward 2 Organizations and Collaborations What Makes A Good Funding Application? August 6, 2014
    2. 2. GROWING FORWARD 2 • Growing Forward 2 (GF2) is a comprehensive federal- provincial-territorial agreement aimed at encouraging innovation, competitiveness and market development in Canada's agri-food and agri-products sector. • GF2 builds on the successes of Growing Forward and the Agricultural Policy Framework.
    3. 3. CLIENTS & DELIVERY 3 Primary Clients 3 Delivery Partners Organizations and Collaborations AAC Processors (food and bio-products) OMAF Producers OSCIA
    4. 4. ORGANIZATIONS • not-for-profit, Ontario-based, legally recognized entity, involved in the agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector capable of entering into a contract, including, but not limited to associations, marketing boards, aboriginal groups • membership comprised primarily of Ontario residents
    5. 5. COLLABORATIONS • combinations of: • non-profit associations/organizations; and/or • academic/research institutions in the agriculture, agri-food, agri- products sector, primarily located in Ontario; and/or • two or more legal for-profit businesses • encouraged to include an organization • must demonstrate benefit beyond the collaboration members • members must have an arms length relationship from one another
    6. 6. CAPACITY BUILDING • skills development and training • assessments, audits and plans • applicants are encouraged to undertake capacity building activities in advance of applying for project implementation funding
    7. 7. PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION • broad program design • implementation of plans, applied research projects • projects deemed innovative are eligible for higher cost share funding
    8. 8. COST SHARE CAPACITY BUILDING PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION Cost share (% of TPC) 75% 50% to 75% In-kind Contributions Not Eligible Eligible (cannot exceed 15% of the TPC)
    9. 9. GF2 FOCUS AREAS 1. Environment and Climate Change Adaptation 2. Animal and Plant Health 3. Market Development 4. Labour Productivity Enhancements 5. Assurance Systems - food safety, traceability, animal welfare 6. Business and Leadership Development
    10. 10. WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT • quick turnaround times • pre-proposals • capacity building projects ($20,000 and under) – apply anytime • capacity building projects (over $20,000) and project implementation
    11. 11. WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT • industry-led decision making • AAC client service • applications accepted on an ‘ongoing’ basis • each project reviewed on its own merits
    12. 12. READY TO APPLY? Pre- proposal • Download program guide at www.adaptcouncil.org • Submit pre-proposal: info@adaptcouncil.org Application • Enroll (and apply) at ontario.ca/growingforward2 • Projects will undergo thorough due diligence • AAC board of directors makes funding decisions If Approved • Enter into an agreement with the AAC • Provide AAC with claim documentation and progress reports for reimbursement funding • Ensure project results are shared broadly

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