Local Food Infrastructure Fund: Step 2. Who is eligible

Step 2. Who is eligible

Eligible applicants

This fund is targeted only to applicants who fall within at least 1 of the following categories:

  • Located in rural communities (population under 1,000)
  • Small cities (population between 1,000-29,999)
  • Indigenous groups in either urban centres or rural areas (for example, Indigenous governments/communities, Indigenous not-for-profit organizations)

Also, eligible applicants must:

  • have a mission to reduce food insecurity
  • be a legal entity, capable of entering into a legally-binding agreement
  • consist of a(n)
    • Indigenous groupEndnote 1 (for example, not-for-profit organization, government or community)
    • community or charitable organization (for example not-for-profit organization)
    • not-for-profit co-operative
    • municipality (population under 30,000)Endnote 2

Applicants are required to provide proof of legal entity and not-for-profit status, such as Certificates and Articles of Incorporation, a constitution document, etc. These documents must be issued and filed, respectively, by or with a provincial, territorial or federal government, or an Indigenous Band Council.