How to Apply

Consult Program Guide

Please read through the Program Guide to ensure you understand the objectives of the Buy BC Partnership Program and what your organization is eligible for. Review the list of eligible activities and costs to ensure your project meets funding criteria.

Gather Quotes for Large Budget Items

Budget items over $5,000 require supporting quotes. It is understood that quotes may likely expire before the project begins; however, they are still required to confirm the details of your project costs.

Complete an Application Form and Project Budget

To apply, create an account through the portal. If your organization has previously submitted an application to either the Buy BC Partnership Program or the BC Agriculture and Food Export Program using the MNP Application Portal (launched May 2023), then you are required to login using your previously registered account. After registering, select the funding stream that best fits your organization and complete an application form that details the project activities, objectives, and timelines.

A Project Budget will be required. You will be asked to list individual expenses, outputs and corresponding activities you would like to claim for. More information on the different eligible activities and outputs can be found in the Program Guide. The Project Budget is a standalone document that you will need to complete, upload to the portal, and attach to each application prior to submitting.

Completed application forms must be submitted through the portal by 16:00 Pacific Standard Time on July 2, 2024. Late submissions will not be accepted. Once submitted for review, the application form and project budget cannot be changed.

Next Steps

1

Wait for Funding Decisions

Applications will be reviewed through a competitive, merit-based review process to allocate available cost-shared funding to projects that best align with the Program criteria.

If your application is selected for available funding, Program Management will inform you of the details of your decision and any associated terms and conditions via email.

If your application is not selected, you will be notified of the decision and will be offered feedback, should you wish to request it.

2

Review Funding Agreement

If your application is successful, you will be invited to enter into a Funding Agreement with Program Management which will outline the obligations of each party for the approved project, including the reporting obligations and reimbursement instructions.

3

Accept Funding

Once you have accepted and entered into a Funding Agreement with Program Management, you can begin to incur expenses towards your project.

Latest Webinar

On June 11, 2024 the Buy BC Partnership Program Management team held an information session for the 2024-02 Intake.