The Supply Chain Resiliency Grant (SCRG) program will invest $4 million towards projects dedicated to strengthening supply chains and helping BC's manufacturing industry economically recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Manufacturing under this program is defined as the process of converting raw materials into a finished product (through mechnical, physical or chemical means) that can be traded or sold.
Manufacturers and groups of manufacturers can apply to receive one-time, fully-funded grants for projects that:
- identify supply chain or supplier barriers
- Implement activities to increase resiliency
- Generate new economic opportunities
There are two streams under which applications are being accepted:
Industry organizations (industry associations that support manufacturing)
Applications submitted under this stream should identify a specific supply chain or supplier challenge and a near-term project that can be undertaken which will provide a broad economic benefit to the sector in BC. Applications can include more than one activity or project. Priority will be given to industry associations that support manufacturing in:
- Food and beverage processing
- Medical supply
Eligible applicants under this stream can receive up to $400,000.
Groups in collaboration (groups of BC manufacturers working in collaboration)
Applications should identify a common supply chain challenge or a collective economic opportunity and a near-term activity or project that can be undertaken to provide a broad economic benefit to the sector in BC.
Eligible applicants under this stream can receive up to $200,000.
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED.
The deadline to apply is February 18, 2021 at 4:30 pm. Approved grants will be paid out by March 31, 2021 and all proposed projects must be implemented by no later than March 31, 2022.
Visit this Government of BC webpage for full eligibility requirements and to submit your application.