Funding for growers: Biosecurity Improvement Initiative under SCAP program

The Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) is a $3.5 billion, 5-year agreement (April 1, 2023, to March 31, 2028) between the federal, provincial and territorial governments. It replaces the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.

This includes $1 billion in federal programs and activities and $2.5 billion in cost-shared programs and activities by the governments. In Ontario, this includes up to $569 million toward the agri-food industry.

The programs under the Sustainable CAP will:

  • support the vision and priorities the federal, provincial, and territorial agriculture ministers agreed to in The Guelph Statement
  • strengthen competitiveness, innovation, and resiliency of the agriculture, agri‐food, and agri‐based products sector

One program delivered under SCAP that is particularly relevant to greenhouses is the Biosecurity Improvement Initiative.

Biosecurity improvement initiative

  • Will launch September 19, 2023
  • Continuous intake until January 6
  • $7.5 M available – first come, first serve basis
  • Reimbursement based
  • Delivered by OMAFRA by Rural Programs Branch (previously has been OSCIA)
  • Call AICC for more information
  • Guidelines are now up on find them HERE

Categories include:

  • Preventing the introduction and spread of pests (up to 50K per project)
  • Innovative pest monitoring tools (Up to 50K per project)
  • Learning and Education related to biosecurity
  • Others…


  • OSCIA biosecurity workshop – click for more details
  • Quotes
  • Assessment (e.g., against national biosecurity standards)
  • Action plan based on assessment


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