SNAPP Sustainable New Agri-Food Products & Productivity Program

The Sustainable New Agri-Food Products and Productivity (SNAPP) Program supports Northern Ontario agriculture and food producers, businesses, collaborations, communities and First Nations to create new products, enhance abilities for season extension, scale up production or enhance productivity.

In-take 3 will open on December 1st 2017.

In-take 1 Approved Grants

In-take 2 Approved Grants

Programme de productivité et des produits agroalimentaires Innovateur du Nord – En français

Who is Eligible?

  • Eligible applicants must be a legal person with the authority to enter into a legal agreement. Examples of a legal person could include corporations or not-for-profit organizations, primary producers, processors, distributors, First Nations, Metis and Inuit.
  • Collaborations will be accepted with up to three or more collaborators. Each applicant in the collaboration must be a legal person.
  • Applicants must have at least one component of their business located in Northern Ontario, and the project activity must occur in Northern Ontario. For collaborations, at least two collaborators (legal entities) must be businesses, organizations or persons located in Northern Ontario.
  • Both start-up and existing businesses are eligible. Start-up (in first three years of operation) businesses are expected to provide a business plan with their application.

Project Activity Streams

Eligible projects may fall under the following streams:

  1. Season Extension – Projects that will enable producers to extend their production season, or to extend the seasonal availability of their perishable products through storage. Examples of potentially eligible projects include the purchase or construction of high-tunnel or other greenhouses, or the construction of cold storage facilities.
  2. New Products – Projects that enable agriculture or food producers to create primary or processed products that are new to the business. Examples of potentially eligible projects include the creation of a new ready-to-eat processed product, or the ability to produce a new farm product. Project equipment may include food or fibre processing equipment or food production equipment.
  3. Productivity Enhancement – Projects that utilize innovative technologies or processes to increase efficiencies in their operations. Project equipment may include production equipment (monitoring, variable rate technology), animal tracking (tag reading technology) meat processing equipment, food packaging equipment or food labelling equipment.

What is Eligible?

All costs shall be limited to purchase that directly allow eligible project activities to occur. Used equipment is eligible. Examples of eligible costs include but are not limited to:

Food / Fibre Processing Equipment Building materials
High-tunnels or greenhouse structures Farm production equipment
Food packaging or labeling equipment Equipment delivery costs
Cold storage equipment Technology upgrades

What is not Eligible?

Equipment installation or servicing Purchase or lease of lands or buildings
Rolling stock (such as vehicles including tractors, vans or trucks) Gifts or incentives
Inventory or consumables Computer software
Labour costs

Funding

SNAPP assistance will be  in the form of a conditional contribution at $5,000 at 75% cost-share towards the purchase of equipment for eligible activities. Collaborations of three or more entities can be eligible for up to $15,000 at 75% cost-share towards equipment purchases.

Guidelines

  1. Applicant(s) will be required to attach a copy of their Articles of Incorporation, Farm Business Registration No., Master Business License, or Business Name Registration, whichever is applicable (required with application)
  2. Business start-ups (in first 3 years of operation) must submit a business plan with application form (a business plan template can be made available)
  3. A completed Client Intake Form (required once an approval is received by the applicant(s))
  4. All projects approved under this program must be completed and invoice(s) submitted to SSMIC: Intake 2 by October 31, 2018, Intake 3 by December 31, 2018
  5. Clients are to refer to the reporting requirements stated in the application terms and conditions info sheet before applying.

How To Apply

Send Completed Application forms to:

Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre c/o Rural Agri-Innovation Network
99 Foster Drive Level Six, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 5X6
Fax: (705) 942-6169
Email: snapp@rainalgoma.ca

Electronic copies are preferred

For more information contact:
Melissa Watson, Program Coordinator
mwatson@ssmic.com or call (705) 942-7927 ext. 3135

Downloads

 

SNAPP Program Guide – Compatible PDF Document

In-take Guidelines (2017) – Compatible PDF Document

Are you ready to submit an application? (Checklist) – Compatible PDF Document

Collaborative Agreement Guidelines – Compatible PDF Document

Rolling Stock Definition – Compatible PDF Document

Applications can be submitted electronically by: 1) Download SNAP Program Application Form 2) Fill out application 3) Save As Word or Adobe PDF. Alternately, applications can be filled out as hard copies and scanned, faxed, or mailed to RAIN

En français

Le formulaire de demande pour l’Apport 2 sera disponible en mai.

Le calendrier pour les groupes de clients 1 et 2 – AdmissionFR.pdf

Guide des programmes – GuiderFR.pdf

Program Support

*Applicants are encouraged to contact a regional SNAPP Program Coordinator prior to submitting an application to ensure project fits within the program requirements.

The SNAPP Program is administrated by the Rural Agri-Innovation Network in collaboration with FedNor, Cloverbelt Local Food Co-Operative, Rethink Green and the Northeast Community Network.

Please contact a SNAPP Coordinator or Outreach Assistant corresponding to your region, as described below:

Thunder Bay/ Rainy River/Kenora (Northwest)
Cloverbelt Local Food Co-Op
Andrea Habinski
(807) 221-3293 ext. 27 andrea@cloverbeltlocalfoodcoop.com

Cochrane/ Timiskaming/ Nipissing
Northeast Community Network

Antoine Vezina
(705) 360-2600 x7081 antoine.vezina@timmins.ca,

Sudbury Regional/ Parry Sound/ Nicklebelt/ Muskoka
Rethink Green
Allison Muckle
(705) 694-0165 allison.muckle@rethinkgreen.ca

Algoma/ Manitoulin
Rural Agri-Innovation Network, Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre

Melissa Watson, Program Coordinator, SNAPP@rainalgoma.ca, 705-942-7927 Ext. 3135.

 

Application Intake Period and Review

The following Intake Periods have been scheduled. Application forms must be submitted within the intake timelines.

In-take 1 Completed
In-take 2  
Applications Accepted: July 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017
Decisions made / approvals sent: September 2017
Deadline to complete project: October 31, 2018
In-take 3  
Applications Accepted: December 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018
Decisions Made
Monthly during intake period
Approvals sent out
March 30, 2018
Deadline to complete project: December 31, 2018

QUESTIONS? See these Frequently Asked Questions