Funding Categories

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Food Safety Project categories

Per cent cost-share

Maximum available cost-share

1. Gap-Assessment (or pre-audit):

  • Identify and document risks through food safety gap-assessments (or pre-audits)
  • Food Safety (including Traceability) gap-assessment resulting in a project workplan

70 %

up to $10,000

2. Food Safety Improvement Activities (GAPs or BPs)

  • Pro-actively mitigate food safety risks identified in gap-assessment/ pre-audit through implementation of GAPs or BPs

70 %

  • All other Food Safety Improvement (systems, facility and equipment)- up to $10,000
  • Equipment/facility upgrade for regulatory compliance-capped at $7,500

3. Third party audited OFFS or HACCP based certification(s)

  • Get certified in a recognized OFFS or HACCP based food safety systems

70 %

up to $10,000

Maximum funding per applicant over 5 years of OFFS Program

70 %


Each Eligible Participant may apply for and receive funding of up to $10,000 for eligible activities over the term of OFFS program (i.e., 2018-2023).

We encourage all eligible businesses, no matter where you are on the food safety spectrum, to apply for program funding!