Strategic Industry Growth Initiative Program

The budget for the Strategic Industry Growth Initiative has been committed at this time. However, the program will continue to accept applications. If additional budget is available in the future, evaluation for funding will be based on project merit and the mandate of the Strategic Industry Growth Initiative .

The Strategic Industry Growth Initiative is designed to increase the competitiveness, productivity and profitability of the agriculture industry through a coordinated effort to accelerate the development and successful commercialization of food products from Prince Edward Island. 

Who is eligible for funding?

  • Mi’kmaq First Nations and other Indigenous Organizations;
  • Agriculture industry organizations and associations;
  • Agri-businesses;
  • Agri-processors;
  • Entities collectively representing all agricultural sectors with the necessary expertise to deliver project outcomes;
  • Public, private and academic institutions; and
  • Others may be considered upon request.

What types of expenses are eligible for funding?

  • Travel and associated costs;
  • Research, consultation, coordination and legal fees;
  • Hiring of short-term external expertise; and
  • Capital equipment purchases.

Where can I find more information?

When can I submit my application?

Applications for SIGI will open at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, April 16, 2018.  Applications received prior to this date and time will not be considered.

For more information contact:

SIGI Agriculture Information Officer
PEI Department of Agriculture and Land
11 Kent Street, PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE, C1A 7N8
Telephone: (902) 368-4880
Fax: (902) 368-4857 

Published date: 
September 27, 2019
Agriculture and Land

General Inquiries

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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