AAFC launches second call for proposals under the Local Food Infrastructure Fund

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Author: Josie Di Felice

Posted: June 10, 2020

Categories: Funding Opportunities / GoodFoodBites

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) has announced the launch of the second call for proposals under the Local Food Infrastructure Fund. The Fund aims to strengthen food support organizations and to help improve access to safe and nutritious food for Canadians at risk.

The second call for proposals under the program will support small and large community-led projects at facilities such as urban gardens, community kitchens, food banks, and greenhouses. It could also support a cluster of organizations who are ready to enhance their regional food systems.

Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until funding has been allocated. Projects valued at up to $250,000 will be accepted.

The Local Food Infrastructure Fund 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.

Read more in the news release here, and apply on the AAFC website here.