What is the difference between Traceability Adoption and Traceability Value Chain?
The Traceability Adoption program is for single agriculture, food or seafood businesses.
The Traceability Value Chain program is directed towards sector organizations, and groups of three or more agriculture, food or seafood businesses connected along a supply chain that is producing and delivering agriculture or seafood products to consumers. (e.g. a business partnership among a producer, processor and distributor, etc.).
If I purchased the equipment before I was approved, can I still be reimbursed?
No. Purchases made prior to receiving the approval decision and notification will not be reimbursed.
Can I change my work plan once I have been approved?
Yes. Please contact the program team to assist you.
Can I purchase my items in stages?
Yes. Eligible participants may apply for funding each year for new eligible activities, however priority will be given to first-time applicants.
What if I can’t complete my activities before the outlined deadline?
If you feel you will not meet your deadlines, please contact the program team as soon as possible: firstname.lastname@example.org.
My project has been approved and is now complete. How do I submit my claim?
Navigate to the Apply for funding section for information.
Learn more about the programs under the BC Traceability Funding Programs:
The 2020/21 Traceability Adoption program opens to new applications on January 4, 2021.
What funding amount can I receive from the Traceability Adoption program?
The annual maximum funding cap for the Traceability Adoption Program is $16,000 per applicant.
Can I apply more than once?
You can only apply for a maximum of $16,000 funding per year.
Eligible participants may apply for more funding in future years for new eligible activities, however priority will be given to first-time applicants. The funding years run:
Year 3: February 2020 - December 2020. Claims must be submitted by January 31, 2021.
Year 4: January 2021 - December 2021. Claims must be submitted by January 31, 2022.
Year 5: January 2022 - December 2022. Claims must be submitted by January 31, 2023.
I applied for the previous On-Farm and/or Post-Farm Food Safety and Traceability Programs, but the programs closed before I was able to purchase. Can I apply again?
Yes. All former eligible participants who were unable to implement their workplan in relation to traceability will be seen as a priority in this new term. Previous applicants will need to complete the new application process in full. Purchases must not be made prior to approval of the TA/TVC program.
Learn more about the Traceability Adoption Program here:
I am part of a two-business value chain. Can I apply for the TVC program?
The TVC program has been updated to only consider applications from sector organizations or three of more value chain partners. If you are an individual business or two businesses along a value chain, please refer to the Traceability Adoption program.
What funding amount can I receive from the Traceability Value Chain program?
The maximum funding cap for the Traceability Value Chain Program is $75,000 per application.
What does a merit-based review process mean?
The review process for the TVC program is merit-based. Applications will be evaluated against the criteria. The criteria is presented within the Program Guide.
When is the application window?
June 1 to 30, 2020.
When will I be notified of the results?
Applicants will be notified of the results on July 31, 2020.
What is needed for the mock recall exercise?
If your project is approved, a mock recall exercise must be completed after project implementation, and the documentation must be submitted alongside your claim. The cost of the mock recall exercise is an eligible activity for the program.
Learn more about the Traceability Value Chain Program here:
Do I need to be approved before purchasing the tag reader or other eligible item?
No. The Livestock Tag Reader Rebate Program is a rebate, meaning you would purchase the items and send the receipts along with your application form for reimbursement.
Which tag readers are eligible for funding?
All readers must be listed in the CCIA Tag Reader List to be eligible for funding. See the list here.
What funding amount can I receive from the Livestock Tag Reader Rebate program?
The annual maximum funding cap for the Livestock Tag Reader Rebate Program is $3,500 per applicant.
Learn more about the Livestock Tag Reader Rebate program here: