Local Food Infrastructure Fund announced


As part of the implementation of the Food Policy for Canada AAFC has announced that two streams for the fund will roll out over the next five years.

Proposals for the first granting round of the stream Infrastructure and Equipment Improvement Projects, will be accepted August 15, 2019 and November 1, 2019. The stream aims to enable small community-based organizations to improve their infrastructure and purchase equipment that is directly related to the accessibility of healthy, nutritious, and ideally local foods within their community. The application form will soon be online.

The second stream for Projects to Strengthen Local Food Systems will have a single call for proposals in 2020. This stream targets groups of community, municipal, private, academic and other organizations that collectively have the mission to reduce food insecurity in a sustainable manner by strengthening or establishing a local food system. Feedback on this stream is being sought via an online consultation.

Full details on the fund are available here