This program provides financial assistance for pre-commercialization, commercialization and market development activities that move innovative ideas to market.
Existing agriproduct processor or a new entrant who intends to operate as an agriproduct processor.
Applicants must be in compliance with all Manitoba and Federal Government laws and regulations applicable to their operations.
Applicants must also have an AccessManitoba client identification number. If you do not have a number, contact your Manitoba Agriculture Office for details.
Type of Assistance
Approved projects can receive up to 50% for eligible expenses including capital expenses.
The maximum program contribution to a project is $100,000.
Financial assistance is available for the following program areas of focus:
- new product development
- market research and development in domestic and international markets
- value-added processing productivity improvements and related equipment purchases
- adoption of environmental sustainability practices
- skill development associated with adoption of newly established production processes that utilize new or innovative technologies.
Your local Manitoba Agriculture Growing Opportunities (GO) office/centre.
A complete listing of GO office/centre locations is available at: www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/contact/
Growing Forward 2 Secretariat
PO Box 1240
810 Philips St.
Portage la Prairie, Manitoba R1N 3J9
Toll Free: 1-800-870-1044