What is Traceability Grants Program?
The Traceability Grants Program is a part of the Modernising Agricultural Trade initiative that provides opportunities for successful applicants to conduct projects that will enhance the supply chain traceability systems and arrangements that support the export of our agricultural commodities.
The program will run over four years from 2019-20 to 2022-23.
The objectives of the program are:
- to support industry projects that will enhance our agricultural supply chain traceability systems, including developing and trialling technologies that digitise information flow
- to provide an advantage for our exporters in overseas markets to assist them in maintaining their competitive edge
- to increase opportunities to export Australian commodities.
The program has $7 Million (GST exclusive) for grants over the four financial years. The funding will be available in two grants round, one round in 2019-20 and the other round in 2020-21. The minimum grant amount is $20,000 (GST exclusive).
To be eligible your grant activity must be clearly linked to producing an outcome that will enhance traceability systems for exported Australian agricultural commodities.
Eligible activities must directly relate to the program and can include:
- Investigation of options to demonstrate the provenance of Australian agricultural commodities.
- Development of requirements around traceability data collected along supply chains.
- Detailing commodity supply chains.
- Investigation of technologies that enable real time or passive tracing of various commodities through the supply chain.
- Investigation of innovative solutions to collect and store data that can be used to trace and/or track commodities through supply chains.
To be eligible you must be one of the following entity types:
- Indigenous Corporation
- Corporate Commonwealth Entity
- Non-Corporate Commonwealth Entity
- Non-Corporate Commonwealth Statutory Authority
- Commonwealth Company
- Corporate State or Territory Entity
- Non-corporate State or Territory Entity
- Non-corporate State or Territory Statutory Authority
- Local Government
- Incorporated Association
- International Entity
- Sole Trader
- Statutory Entity
- Trustee on behalf of a Trust
- Unincorporated Association.
To be considered for funding, you must:
- have a current Australian Business Number (ABN) or be willing to obtain one
- be registered for the purposes of GST, or be willing to become registered
- have an account with an Australian financial institution.
Applications close 21 February 2020.