New guidelines for enhanced workplace protection funding

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The Ontario government has updated its guidelines on applying for financial assistance for personal protective equipment. 

 

Enhancements to the program include:

 

-  Project costs incurred on or after March 15, 2020 will now be eligible under the enhanced programming.

 

-  To simplify the program and provide assistance faster reimbursing eligible expenses without requiring pre-approval up to the maximum per eligible business/per property as long as funding is available.

 

-  The program has been expanded to include operations that provide off-farm packing services (i.e. cooling, storing, washing, sorting, packing) for products such as fruit and vegetables, as well as organizations that offer corn detasseling services.

 

-  Support is also now available for producers and other operations to assist with costs for short-term accommodation and transportation related to preventive measures, as well as those incurred in addressing an illness or outbreak.

 

Available cost-share

 

- 70 per cent funding

 

- Funding is limited to $7,500 per business

 

- Funding is limited to $7,500 per property

 

- $7,500 limit is calculated based on the amount of all payments made under both this Program (i.e., the Enhanced Agri-Food Workplace Protection Program) and the previous Program (i.e., Agri-Food Workplace Protection Program for Producers)

 

 

Details in the link below

http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/about/agrifoodprogramguide.htm

 

Source:  Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

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