What is Traceability Grants Program?
The Traceability Grants Program is a grant opportunity to conduct projects that will enhance the supply chain traceability systems and arrangements that support the export of our agricultural commodities.
The Traceability Grants Program – Round 2 will run from 2020–21 to 2022–23. The program was announced as part of the Modernising Agricultural Trade initiative.
The program has $7 Million (GST exclusive) for grants over four financial years. The funding will be available in two grants rounds, one round was completed in 2019-20 and this is the second round of the program (2020-21).
This program 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 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
- provide an advantage for our exporters in overseas markets to assist them in maintaining their competitive edge
- increase opportunities to export Australian commodities.
The Australian Government has a total of $3 million (GST exclusive) for the Traceability Grants Program – Round 2. The minimum grant amount is $20,000 (GST exclusive).
You must complete your grant by 30 June 2023. Following the grant period, an evaluation period of 12 months will commence.
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 January 2021.