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Emerging Opportunities

This program is currently accepting applications for the April 1 to 30, 2019 intake period.

 

Terms and Conditions

Application Form can only be obtained from program specialist after eligibility has been assessed.

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Program purpose

The purpose of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership Emerging Opportunities Program is to enable growth and diversification of Alberta’s value-added industries through development and commercialization of new or emerging opportunities in the Sector.

The Program targets opportunities that have the potential to provide a new impact on the Sector.

Funding

The 5 year program is on a cost-shared basis, will take retroactive expenses to April 1, 2018 and will fund up to 50% of eligible expenses (50% grant and 50% Applicant).

The program provides a maximum grant of $1,000,000 per applicant per fiscal year, for a maximum of $2,000,000 per project.

Am I eligible for this program?

This program is for Bio-Industrial and Food Processors, AgriBusinesses, and Industry Organizations

Applicants must demonstrate necessary capacity (including financial and other resources) to complete the Proposed Project.

Eligible activities include:

Activities under the Program must have an impact on agriculture and encourage diversification of the Sector through the development of new or emerging opportunities.

The following activities may be included in an Application submitted by an Applicant that is an Agri-Business or a Processor:

· activities required to adopt, adapt, install, or evaluate new technology (equipment) or

· processes;

· activities associated with training for the use of innovative technologies or processes;

· activities associated with the monitoring, documentation, reporting and communications on the effectiveness of adopted new technologies or processes; and

· any other activity deemed eligible by the Minister that supports an emerging opportunity in the Sector and encourages diversification of the Sector.

The following activities may be included in an Application submitted by an Industry Organization Applicant:

· activities to transfer or disseminate knowledge gained from research along the innovation continuum through to pre-commercialization phase in support of the development of new agri-products, processes or practices. This may include activities to resolve pre-commercialization issues, proof-of-concept, product design, bench tests, pilot projects, product testing, and prototyping;

· activities that broker, enhance or develop value chains, New Products and New Markets for Agricultural Products;

· activities that promote collaboration by supporting various companies in the Sector to develop and commercialize emerging opportunities in the Sector; and

· any other activity deemed eligible by the Minister that supports an emerging opportunity in the Sector and encourages diversification of the Sector.

How do I apply for this program?

Step 1. Review the Terms and Conditions.

Step 2. Application forms can only be obtained from the Program Specialist after eligibility has been assessed. Contact Julie Price at julie.price@gov.ab.ca

Step 3. Complete the application form

· The application must be completed in full, and include any relevant supporting documents such as quotes, written proof to the satisfaction of the Minister.

Step 3. Submit the application package

Email the completed signed application and supporting documents to AF.AG-GRANTS@Gov.ab.ca

Note: email must have Emerging Opportunities Application in the subject heading

Or Mail the completed signed application and supporting documents to:

Canadian Agricultural Partnership Grants

Food and Value Added Processing Division

6547 Sparrow Drive, Leduc AB T9E 7C7

For more information

Phone: 310-FARM (3276)

Email: AF.AG-GRANTS@Gov.ab.ca

Web: https://cap.alberta.ca/CAP/program/PUBLIC_ASSURANCE

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