COVID-19 Mitigation – Strategic Fund for Agriculture Project

Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2021 (all projects must be completed no later than March 31, 2021).

The COVID-19 Mitigation – Strategic Fund for Agriculture Project (SFAD) is a Strategic Industry Growth Initiative (SIGI). The project is designed to support PEI’s agriculture industry in mitigating impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic which are jeopardizing competitiveness, productivity, and profitability. 

What types of expenses are eligible for funding?

Costs associated with the following:

  • Activities designed to assist with the marketing, movement and distribution of product
  • Activities designed to offset market access and market loss (e.g., legal or consultant fees to identify or access new markets)
  • Capital expenditures, materials and/or supplies identified as essential to move through the business interruption created by COVID-19
  • Assistance to address marketing challenges by implementing solutions using technology (e.g.,  secure e-commerce, technology to host remote meetings, etc.)
  • Activities which encourage compliance with recommended CPHO protocols (e.g., adherence to recommended physical distancing, sanitation procedures, etc.)
  • Training on COVID-19 protocols 
  • Activities designed to provide mental health support
  • Other projects, activities, or items that are demonstrated to be needed to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on maintaining competitiveness, productivity, or profitability

Where can I find more information and apply?

Who do I contact for more information?

PEI Department of Agriculture and Land
11 Kent Street, PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE, C1A 7N8
Telephone: (902) 940-0871 
Fax: (902) 368-4857
E-Mail: SIGI@gov.pe.ca  
 

Published date: 
February 16, 2021
Agriculture and Land

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Department of Agriculture and Land
5th Floor, Jones Building
11 Kent Street,
P.O. Box 2000,
Charlottetown, PEI C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-368-4880
Fax: 902-368-4857

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