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Products to Markets (Small Projects)

New! Due to the travel restrictions put in place by the Province and Federal Government related to the covid-19 pandemic response, we are not able to consider support of any travel outside of Canada at this time.

We have received more than enough applications to fully allocate the budget for the program. The next step is that applications will be reviewed in the order they were received.

If additional funding becomes available, subscribers will receive notification. Stream B, to support AF-led initiatives, is currently not accepting applications due to travel restrictions. When conditions change, re-opening Stream B will be considered and subscribers will be notified.

Terms and Conditions

Application Form – Stream A

Funding List

Application Form – Stream B

 

Application Form – Industry Organizations

Program purpose

The purpose of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership Products to Markets –Small Projects Program is to support growth of Alberta’s agricultural industries by supporting the development of New Products and/or Processes, commercialization of products in New Markets, and expansion into local, domestic and international markets.

Eligible activities include:

Projects must include eligible activities and expenses that directly relate to the development of New Products/Processes and/or access to New Markets.

For funding purposes, the Program has the following two streams with separate budgets: Stream A – Activities 1 to 7; Stream B – Activity 8

Stream A Activities

1. Product and Process Development

2. Label and Package Development

3. Processing Capacity Expansion

4. Market Development

5. Export Preparation and Planning

6. Product Demonstration

7. Activities to Support Aggregation and Distribution of Food

Stream B Activity

8. AF-led Outbound Trade Initiatives

For the complete list of Eligible Expenses for each Eligible Activity, please read the Program Funding List and the Program Terms and Conditions.

Am I eligible for this program?

Eligible Applicants are as follows:

· Bio-Industrial Processors

· Food Processors

· Processor Organizations

· Producer Organizations

· New Entrants

· Producers who are:

§ adding value past primary agricultural production

§ involved in international market development activities

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If you are applying as a:

· Bio-Industrial Processors

· Food Processors

· New Entrants

· Producers who are:

o adding value past primary agricultural production

o involved in international market development activities,

Please use Application- Stream A or Application Stream B.

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If you are applying as a:

· Processor Organization, defined as a not-for-profit agency, board, commission, association, Indigenous governments and communities, or societies operation in Alberta:

o that is actively engaged in representing Processors;

o whose membership includes individuals and businesses that are Processors adding value past primary agriculture production

OR

If you are applying as a:

· Producer Organization, defined as a not-for-profit agency, board, commission, association, Indigenous governments and communities, or societies operation in Alberta:

o that is actively engaged in representing Primary Producers;

o whose membership includes individuals and businesses that are Primary Producers adding value past primary agriculture production, then:

Please use the “Industry Organization” Application.

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If you are a Producer Organization and applying for just Stream B – AF Led Outbound Missions please use the Stream B Application.

Please refer to the Program Terms and Conditions for the definition of each Eligible Applicant.

How do I apply for this program?

Completed SIGNED Applications and all required documentation can be emailed to:

AF.AG-GRANTS@GOV.AB.CA

*Note: Due to current circumstances, we will not be accepting applications by mail. Please submit by email.

Here are some suggestions that may help you complete your application:

· Read and understand all of the information in the Program Terms and Conditions

· Ensure you meet eligibility criteria

· Ensure you are applying for eligible activities and eligible expenses by reading the Funding List

· Provide all required documentation to assess the eligibility of your project

· Submit your completed SIGNED Application Form, along with all required documentation.

Failure to submit a completed Application with all supporting documentation may result in a delay in being placed in the queue for assessment and delays in the approval process.

Incomplete Applications will not be processed.

What do I expect once an Application has been submitted?

Please subscribe to Program updates on this website to be notified of any changes.

Only complete Applications that meet the eligibility criteria with supporting documentation will be considered for support.

For more information

Email: AF.AG-GRANTS@GOV.AB.CA

Web: http://cap.alberta.ca

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Value-Added Products to Markets (Large Projects)

Emerging Opportunities

Program Contact

Links & Other Resources

Products to Markets July 18, 2018 webinar

Frequently Asked Questions

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