B.C. traceability funding programs
Funding is available to agriculture, food and seafood businesses to support the adoption of new or improved traceability systems, practices, technologies and infrastructure in B.C. The programs aim to enable businesses to meet existing and emerging market and regulatory requirements for traceability systems.
Programs are jointly funded by Canada and the Province of British Columbia as part of the Canadian Agriculture Partnership – a federal, provincial and territorial initiative.
Traceability Knowledge Transfer Program
The Traceability Knowledge Transfer program provides funding support to agriculture, food and seafood industry organizations for the purposes of educating their membership about traceability systems, practices, infrastructure and technologies.
For more information, visit the Traceability Knowledge Transfer program website.
Traceability Adoption Program
The Traceability Adoption (TA) program offers up to $16,000 in cost-shared funding to individual food, seafood and agriculture businesses to implement facility-based traceability practices systems, infrastructure and technologies. Funding is also available for training and consulting services.
The traceability adoption program is currently closed and will be open to new applications in early 2022.
For more information on eligibility and how to apply, visit the Traceability Adoption website.
Traceability Value Chain Program
The Traceability Value-Chain (TVC) program offers up to $75,000 in cost-shared funding to food, seafood or agriculture industry organizations OR groups of 3 or more businesses along a value-chain to implement facility-based traceability practices systems, infrastructure and technologies. Funding is also available for training and consulting services.
The traceability value-chain program is currently closed and will be open to new applications in early 2022.
For more information on eligibility and how to apply, visit the Traceability Value-Chain website.
Livestock Tag Reader Rebate Program
Provides up to $3,500 in funding to ranchers, abattoirs, or 4-H districts towards the purchase of livestock tag readers (handheld or panel readers), reader installation, related software and related training.
Tag readers supported under the program must be on the CCIA’s list of approved RFID readers (PDF).
The Livestock Tag Reader Rebate program is currently accepting applications.