The Government of Canada has launched the second call for proposals under the Local Food Infrastructure Fund (LFIF), a five-year, $50-million initiative ending March 31, 2024.
The program is part of the Government of Canada’s Food Policy, which is Canada’s roadmap for a healthier and more sustainable food system in Canada.
The LFIF’s objectives are to:
- improve access to safe, healthy and culturally-diverse food while promoting community development
- support local economies
- improve health outcomes for Canadians most at-risk
- promote environmentally sustainable food systems
Successful applicants will be eligible to receive between $5,000 and $250,000 in non-repayable funding.
Project applications will be accepted until December 31, 2023, or until the program is fully subscribed.
Eligible applicants are not-for-profit organizations that have been in operation for at least two years as a legal entity capable of entering into a legally-binding agreement.
Eligible applicants consist of:
- community or charitable organizations
- Indigenous groups
- not-for-profit co-operatives
Learn more or apply on the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada website here.