Small Scale Food Processor Association SSFPA

SSFPA - Small Scale Food Processor Association

2018 / 2019 ADVANCE PAYMENTS PROGRAM

(APP)

2019 / 2020 GREENHOUSE ADVANCE PAYMENTS

PROGRAM (APP)

This Cash Advance Program is made available to you through the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada under the Agricultural Marketing Programs Act (AMPA). The following provides highlights of the program criteria and obligations to applicants.

This program application is for Vegetable Growers, Greenhouse Operators and Fruit Producers with growing operations in British Columbia and Greenhouse Operators in Alberta. Repayments must be made from the sale of the products applied for on the advance as set forth in this agreement.  The maximum amount a producer can receive under this application, individually or in combination with other partners, corporations, cooperative, related producers, is $100,000.00, and all amounts up to $100,000.00 are interest free. An additional low-interest loan of up to $300,000 is available depending on the level of your BRM coverage limit or confirmed post production inventory. Please contact SSFPA for further information.

Cheques will be issued by the Small Scale Food Processor Association (SSFPA).

Application Fee and Administration Fee

*  Initial Application Fee of $35.00

*  Administration Fee of $675.00

*  If your application is approved the Application Fee will be applied to the Administration Fee.

*  If cancellation of the application takes place after cheque is printed, the administration fee will remain payable to SSFPA.

 

Important Points  

  • All new client applications may have an inspection, verifying the product allocations that are being applied for.  The Administrator reserves the right to refuse any applicant.  If refused, an appeal process is available.
  • All producers MUST submit a copy of their latest BRM Enrolment Notice ensuring coverage under one or more of the BRM programs.
  • In addition all producers will need to supply a copy of photo identification (i.e. Driver’s license).  All corporations must provide a copy of their incorporation certificate and their share structure along with a copy of photo identification for all shareholders.
  • Partnerships must provide a copy of their partnership agreement and registration.  
  • The producer’s agricultural products will be used as security and the proceeds from their BRM program in the unfortunate event that a partial or full production loss occurs.  
  • If you or any related producer has an outstanding Default on a previous advance with any organization, you are ineligible for an advance under the Agricultural Marketing Programs Act (AMPA).
  • If a producer’s advance goes in to default, the entire advance will have an interest rate of prime plus one percent.  In addition, the producer will be penalized from accessing this cash advance program until the defaulted amount of their advance plus interest penalties has been received by the SSFPA.

 

Downloads

> APP Brochure

INDIVIDUAL APP APPLICATION FORMS

Application forms for British Columbia Agriculture Growers & Fruit Producers  (Individuals)  Please email administrator at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with any questions regarding applicable forms for your operation. 

1. SSFPA APP 2018-2019 General Info

2. Part 1 - Individual

3. Part 2 Non and Storable pre production

4. Part 2 - Storable Post Production

5. Part 3 - Declaration - Individual

6. Appendix 1-Priority Agreement

7. Appendix 2 - BRM Proceeds Assignment Agreement - Storable and Non-Storable

 

CORPORATIONS, COOPERATIVES, PARTNERSHIPS APP APPLICATION FORMS

Application forms for British Columbia Agriculture Growers & Fruit Producers  (Corporates, Cooperatives, Partnerships)  Please email administrator at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with any questions regarding applicable forms for your operation.

1. SSFPA APP 2018-2019 - General Info

2. Part 1 - Corporation Partnership Cooperative

3. Part 2 - Non and Storable pre production

4. Part 2 - Storable post production

5. Part 3 - Declaration - Corporation Cooperative Partnership

6. Appendix 1 - Priority Agreement

7. Appendix 2 - BRM Proceeds Assignment Agreement - Storable and Non-Storable

 

GREENHOUSE INDIVIDUAL APP APPLICATION FORMS

Application forms for British Columbia and Alberta Greenhouse Operators (Individuals)  Please email administrator at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with any questions regarding applicable forms for your operation.

1. SSFPA APP 2019-2020 General Info

2. Part 1 - Individual

3. Part 2 - Non and Storable pre production

4. Part 2 - Storable Post Production

5. Part 3 - Declaration - Individual

6. Appendix 1- Priority Agreement

7. Appendix 2 - BRM Proceeds Assignment Agreement - Storable and Non-Storable

 

GREENHOUSE CORPORATIONS, COOPERATIVES, PARTNERSHIPS APP APPLICATION FORMS

Application forms for British Columbia and Alberta Greenhouse Operators  (Corporations, Cooperatives, Partnerships) Please email administrator at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with any questions regarding applicable forms for your operation. 

1. SSFPA APP 2019-2020 General Info

2. Part 1 - Corporation Partnership Cooperative

3. Part 2 - Non and Storable pre production

4. Part 2 - Storable post production

5. Part 3 - Declaration - Corporation Cooperative Partnership

6. Appendix 1 - Priority Agreement

7. Appendix 2 - BRM Proceeds Assignment Agreement - Storable and Non-Storable

For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call toll free 1-866-553-7372.

 

The Small Scale Food Processor Association would like to thank our partners for the Advance Payments Program, 

Agriculture and Agrifood Canada and Vancity Savings and Credit Union.