On January 19, 2023, FVGC submitted the official application for the Canadian AgriScience Cluster for Horticulture 4 to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s AgriScience Cluster Program.
The following activities were included in FVGC’s application, for a combined Cluster total of $22.7million over 5-years (2023-28) including $12.7 million AAFC contribution and $9.9 million industry/other government contribution.
“A great deal of time and effort has gone into this submission, by all the researchers, industry collaborators, and the FVGC team,” said Amy Argentino, the Manager of Projects and Programs at FVGC. “Our team has put a lot of work into this application, and we hope that we will find success and approval for Cluster 4 funding. This funding means a lot for our industry and for our growers as they find new and innovative ways to tackle challenges and improve their production.” AAFC’s goal is to assess applications and send approval or rejection notification letters within 100 business days of receiving a complete application package – stay tuned for more information in May or June 2023.
For more information:
Manager - Projects and Programs
613-226-4880, ext. 208