Sustainable New Agri-Food Products & Productivity (SNAPP) Program – COVID 19 Response

The SNAPP COVID-19 Response Fund (Adaptation/Strengthening Value Chains) is now closed. Applications that have been received are being reviewed.

The Sustainable New Agri-food Products and Productivity (SNAPP) funding program was created to respond to opportunities and mitigate challenges of expanding agri-food in northern Ontario. The COVID-19 crisis is impacting all sectors of the economy and has created new challenges as well as opportunities for the agri-food sector. The Sustainable New Agri-Food Products and Productivity (SNAPP) Program – COVID 19 Response Fund is for northern Ontario food producers, processors and agri-food businesses to provide funding for projects that address challenges or respond to opportunities created by COVID-19. 

With funding through FedNor, the Sustainable New Agri-Food Products and Productivity (SNAPP) Program is an initiative of the Rural Agri-Innovation Network (RAIN), a division of the Sault Ste Marie Innovation Centre in partnership with the Northern Ontario Farm Innovation Alliance and the Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre.

There are two available project streams under the COVID-19 Response Fund:

  1. Adaptation – Provides up to $10,000 at 50% cost-share for individual projects that address opportunities related to the COVID-19 crisis
  2. Strengthening Value Chains – provides up to $25,000 at a 50% cost-share for projects with a focus on strengthening value chains between agri-food businesses in response to COVID-19.  Projects under this stream are for collaborations that improve the food value efficiencies and competitiveness by linking production, processing, distribution and marketing activities within the agri-food sector in northern Ontario.

A continuous intake of applications will be accepted from the launch of the program on July 6th, 2020.  Once the funds are allocated, applications will no longer be accepted. Please review the program guidelines (download below) prior to submitting an application.

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For more information on the program, contact:


Cathy Bouchard – or (705) 942-7927 ext. 3135

Sudbury/Nipissing/Temiskaming/Cochrane/Parry Sound/Muskoka:

Cameron Ford (NOFIA) – or (705) 840-8533

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