Supply Chain Resiliency Grant

The Supply Chain Resiliency Grant (SCRG) program provided one-time funding for B.C. manufacturing projects that support strengthened supply chain and economic recovery needs in response to COVID-19.

Last updated: April 8, 2021

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How the program works 

The SCRG program invested $6 million to help B.C. manufacturers implement projects that:

  • Increase capacity and resiliency
  • Identify supply chain or supplier barriers
  • Implement activities to increase resiliency
  • Generate economic opportunities in B.C.

Grants were available:

  • Up to $400,000 to Canadian or B.C. industry organizations
  • Up to $200,000 to groups of B.C. companies working together on a project

Applications are closed

Successful applicants have been funded and must provide:

  • Progress, performance and financial reports every quarter until the project is complete, and
  • A final report

Evaluation considerations

Applicant capacity and overall feasibility

Applicants needed to show that they had the capacity and experience to undertake the project.

Work plans were assessed based on their:

  • Viability through the project description, overview and supporting documents
  • Resources, experience and skills to successfully complete the project
    • Preference was given to applicants with a track record of delivering industry or sector-wide projects, programming or initiatives
  • Well-defined budget with identified eligible proposal costs
  • Specific and measurable outcomes within the proposed timelines
  • Risk mitigation strategies

Support, develop or improve supply chain resiliency

Applicants needed to show how they will create change or deliver outcomes.

Changes must have been in one or more industry or sector supply chain resiliency areas:

  • Visibility. Ability to predict, track and monitor supply chain events
  • Flexibility. Ability to adapt to minimize the impact of supply chain disruptions
  • Control. Robust policies and risk management control mechanisms in place
  • Collaboration. Ability to work effectively with supply chain partners

Broad economic impacts and outcomes

Applicants were also assessed on their ability to demonstrate the benefits and outcomes of their proposal. They needed to clearly identify the direct economic benefit to association members. They should also identify the indirect economic benefits to an industry sector, if applicable.

Reporting requirements

Successful applicants must provide quarterly progress, performance and financial reports.

Projects must also provide a final report that shows:

  • Detailed progress, performance and financial highlights
  • Contributory outcomes
  • Economic impacts
  • Learnings from the project

Grant recipients

  • Domtar Pulp Mill together with the BC Pulp & Paper BioAlliance
  • Atli Resources LP together with the Kwakiutl First Nation, FP Innovations, Paper Excellence, the Regional District of Mount Waddington, and LinksEdge Ltd.
  • BC Council of Forest Industries
  • BC Tech Association together with the City of Surrey, City of Richmond, and the Township of Langley
  • BC Wood Specialties Group Association
  • Construction Foundation of BC
  • Aerospace Industries Association of Canada-Pacific
  • Small Scale Food Processor Association
  • Williams Lake First Nation together with the Atlantic Power Corporation
  • Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters-BC Division
  • Krayden Canada together with Avcorp Industries
  • Regional District of Kootenay together with Boundary Community Ventures Association, Magnum Meats Inc., Kirkaberry Farms, and Kettle Valley Food Cooperative
  • Association of BC Marine Industries
  • Natures Formulae Health Products Ltd. together with Saje Natural Business Inc.
  • Interior Lumber Manufacturers Association
  • Inno Foods together with Foodverify Blockchain Inc., Maitri Health Technologies Corporation, and Bacata Food Group Inc.
  • AdvanTec Manufacturing Canada
  • Independent Wood Processors of BC
  • Rainhouse Manufacturing Canada Ltd. together with the Canadian Electric Vehicles Ltd. and the University of Victoria
  • Gitmaxmak’ay Nisga’a Society together with Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce and Ecotrust Canada
  • Cowichan Green Community Society together with the Cowichan Valley Co-operative Marketplace
  • FP Innovations
  • Wood Pellet Association of Canada
  • BC Food and Beverage Association