Business Assessment

Stream: Processor



Who should apply?

Any start-up or scaling-up processing business that wants to identify or determine feasibility of growth and opportunities by analyzing trends, access to capital and business structure.

To apply you must

  • There are no additional qualifications necessary in order to apply for this Project Category

Eligible activities and expenditures

  • Third-party advisory costs for development of a business assessment, which can include performance benchmarks and sustainability assessments

Ineligible activities and expenditures

  • Ongoing assessments that are a part of standard business practice
  • Food safety assessments
  • Product verification assessments
  • Any activities or costs relating to outcomes of the assessment including, but not limited to, certification fees, legal fees, licenses, registration fees, investment or banking charges and fees
  • Travel and meal costs
  • In-kind contributions
  • Activities and expenditures as detailed here

Available cost-share

50 per cent, up to a maximum of $20,000

Required documentation

  • Quote or proposal from a third-party organization or consultant, detailing services to be provided, outcomes and costs

Merit assessment criteria

Applications will be assessed against the extent to which:

  • Project provides increased capacity to plan for and manage business growth, and to make strategic decisions as they relate to business goals
  • Project helps address regional (e.g., northern), sector or community level needs
  • Resources, experience and skills necessary to oversee and carry out the project are identified
  • Project work plans are clearly defined and aligned to project goals


What's Next?

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Edit date: January 29, 2019

Partnership Plant Health Targeted Intake

Supporting DON (vomitoxin) testing costs.
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Need Help?

For assistance with the Online Program Guide, please contact the Agricultural Information Contact Centre – Mon. to Fri., 8 am – 5 pm, 1-877-424-1300 or ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca