ValueA minimum ask of $15,000 to a maximum ask of $100,000.
The Local Food Infrastructure Fund (LFIF) is 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 objective is to strengthen food systems and to facilitate access to safe and nutritious food for at-risk populations.
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
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. Furthermore, applicants must be able to demonstrate the ability to maintain the proposed operations beyond the funding period.
Eligible applicants consist of:
- community or charitable organizations
- Indigenous groups
- not-for-profit co-operatives
- Although schools and school boards may apply under this program, they are encouraged to work with not-for-profit organizations to improve access to nutritious foods in schools.
- As well, municipalities may apply only if there are no not-for-profit organization in the community currently working in this capacity.
- For open markets, they must be non-profit and provide a service to populations at-risk and where no profit is generated in relation to the project.
- Capital Assets: Eligible Cost Items
- The Purchase of new or used equipment
- Alteration or modernization of an asset that appreciably prolongs the period of usefulness of the item, or improves its functionality
- Other Direct Project Costs: Eligible Cost Items – project costs associated with the completion of the project such as:
- Installation costs
- Freight charges
- Transportation costs
- Personal protective equipment
- Storage bins or shelves
- The non-refundable portion of provincial sales taxes, GST/HST or other value-added taxes
- Contractors if used, must be engaged through a fair, competitive and transparent process or otherwise justifiable process for a finite timeframe to perform specific services related to the project
- Labour costs may be considered for incremental (additional) staff for a specific period of time and solely required for the implementation of the project
Deadline DateFourth intake - July 15, 2022. The LFIF is a 5 year, $60 million initiative ending March 31, 2024.
Contact Name: Local Food Infrastructure Fund
Phone Number: 1-877-246-4682
E-mail Address: email@example.com