Dairy Processing Investment Fund – 2. Eligibility

2. Who is eligible

Eligible applicants are

Note: Not-for-profit organizations operating dairy processing facilities which manufacture dairy products for commercial sale may apply for capital assistance related to those operations. All other not-for-profit organizations are only eligible for Access to Expertise projects.

Eligible applicants must be capable of entering into legally binding agreements.

Only projects related to dairy processing will be considered as eligible under the Fund.

Definitions

The term "dairy" refers to milk from cows, ewes, goats, and water buffalo. It does not include dairy-free products or dairy-free alternatives such as those made from soybeans, rice or nuts.

The term "dairy processing" means:

  • physical transformation of milk or dairy-based ingredients (for example butter, cheese, ice cream or yogurt)
  • processing products predominantly comprised of inputs from milk or dairy-based ingredients

Ineligible applicants include:

Please note that the timing of application submission must allow for projects to be completed by the Fund’s end date of March 31, 2021.

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