CAP: Plant Health: Building Networks to Advance Plant Health

Purpose of Project Category:

Projects will focus on increasing coordination and strategic planning between plant health partners to address plant health risks.

Target Audience – Who should apply?

Producer and processor organizations and collaborations of partners across the value chain with a focus on bringing together plant health partners to increase coordination and strategic planning across the sector in support of plant health priorities

Eligible Projects

Establishing governance frameworks and networks between plant health partners to proactively address plant health risks where networks include information dissemination or coordination of a larger set of stakeholders.

Examples of projects

The establishment and coordination of:

  • A grower-led resistance management leaders network
  • A provincial Laboratory Network for plant health
  • Networks aimed at increasing coordination/communication of specific disease/pest issues (e.g. Soybean Cyst Nematode, Fireblight)

Project Category Priorities

Projects that:

  • Clearly communicate how the network will remain sustainable beyond the initial Partnership funding period
  • Establish and coordinate a forum to regularly prioritize and address plant health issues of concern
  • Establish and coordinate a peer-to-peer learning network to promote resistance management practices
  • Establish and coordinate a network for Ontario laboratory partners to work together on plant health monitoring, diagnostics and communication of findings
  • Involve more than one commodity or sector
  • Address areas that possess greatest plant health risks, e.g., pepper weevil, Tomato Looper, Clubroot, Spotted Lanternfly, European Cherry Fruit Fly, Tuta absoluta, noxious weed control

Funding Available

  • Up to 50 per cent cost-share funding of total eligible costs
  • Requests for funding above 50 per cent must clearly demonstrate how project addresses the Innovation Rating Criteria and Project Category Priorities in order to be considered for up to 75 per cent funding of total eligible costs

Project Length

  • Projects approved from December 2018 onwards, to finish by December 1, 2020
  • Where strong rationale is provided, to support critical components of projects approved from December 2018 onwards, project end dates may be extended to December 1, 2021 and final claims, final reports and project results surveys must be submitted to AAC no later than January 3, 2022

Eligible Costs

  • Costs directly related to the activities noted below that are also consistent with Section F

Eligible Activities

  • Activities that are consistent with Section H
  • Establishment, coordination and promotion of networks between plant health partners to proactively address plant health risks
  • Data collection and management to support improved coordination between plant health partners

Ineligible Costs

  • See a list of general ineligible costs in Section G

Ineligible Activities

  • See a list of general ineligible activities in Section H
  • Activities not related to improving plant health or public health