Second call for proposals under the Local Food Infrastructure Fund has been launched

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

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.