SNAPP Sustainable New Agri-Food Products & Productivity Program

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The Sustainable New Agri-Food Products and Productivity (SNAPP) Program is for northern Ontario agriculture and food producers and businesses.   SNAPP will provide up to $10,000 at 50% cost-share towards the purchase of equipment and/or materials that will result in the creation of innovative food or agricultural products new to the business; enhance productivity and/or improve efficiency or resource use through innovation in the process or technology to improve products or processes; or reduce ecological impact and carbon footprint through innovation in the process or technology while enhancing profitability. 

Project Activity Streams

Eligible projects may fall under the following streams:

  • New Products – Projects that enable agriculture or food producers to create primary or processed products that are new to the business and foster innovation while increasing competitive advantage. Examples of potentially eligible projects include:
    • Processing equipment (mixers, sterilizers, wash, and pack systems, etc.) for the creation of innovative value-added products to expand to new consumer markets and meet demand.
    • Packaging equipment (vacuum sealers, bottling equipment, labelers, etc.) to enable expansion of new production lines and increase distribution.
  • Productivity Enhancement – Projects that utilize innovative technologies or processes to increase efficiencies in their operations and improve processes or products. Examples of potentially eligible projects include:
    • Innovative pest or predator management to increase efficiency and better control crop production.
    • Precision agriculture technologies to meet management objectives and increase overall sales.   
    • LED lighting for hydroponic growing to increase productivity of year-round produce. 
  • Clean Tech in Agri-Food – Projects that adopt clean technology at the farm/business level and support improved environmental performance while fostering productivity, growth, and competitiveness. Eligible projects must improve environmental performance relative to standard/most commonplace technologies. Therefore, energy efficiency, remanufacturing, or productivity improvement initiatives do not necessarily include clean tech adoption/adaptation. Examples of potentially eligible projects include:
    • Irrigation or rainwater harvesting system to increase productivity and improve drought resilience.
    • Minimal or no-till equipment to improve crop productivity and increase environmental benefit.
    • Passive solar greenhouse system to increase year-round production and reduce energy use.

Funding:

Up to $10,000 at 50% cost-share for individual applicants

(Collaborations are not eligible in Intake 3)

Please contact your regional representative (below) to receive an application form.

Your representative will discuss the eligibility of your project and answer any questions you may have.  They are also available to review your application prior to submission and to ensure application completeness.

Algoma/Manitoulin:

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

Northwest – Thunder Bay/Kenora/Rainy River:

For additional support with financing and assistance with strategic planning, contact your local Community Futures Ontario office.  Contact information can be found by visiting: https://cfontario.ca/find-cfdc-office-pf-en.

For information on SNAPP (2016-2019) program (past recipients, deadlines, etc) click here

As a funding recipient, you are required to ensure appropriate logos, taglines, and text are used in the production of all promotional material related to the funded project, including, but not limited to advertising (print, radio and television), brochures, websites and signage.

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