New Canadian Agricultural Partnership
In place of the previous Growing Forward 2 program, the new Canadian Agricultural Partnership was officially launched in Ontario on April 1, 2018.
The Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) is a $3 billion, 5 year federal-provincial-territorial initiative that includes $2 billion cost-share funding programs for producers and associated agri-business operations.
The key focus of the CAP funding is to support ongoing research and innovation in the industry. As outlined by the program, cost share funding for producers, processors and other agri-businesses is available under the following project categories:
- Economic Development in the agri-food and agri-products sectors
- Environmental Stewardship to enhance water quality and soil health (including the Lake Erie Agriculture Demonstrating Sustainability (LEADS) sub-program)
- Protection and Assurance to reinforce the foundation for public trust in the sector through improved assurance systems in food safety and animal health
The first intake for the submission of project applications is April 3, 2018 to May 8, 2018. All applications will be assessed, based on merit, following the May 8th closing date.
Subsequent intake dates are:
- August 7, 2018 to August 28, 2018
- January 9, 2019 to January 30, 2019
Further intake dates will be announced later.
A new step-by-step program guide and online application tool are available at www.ontarioprogramguides.net
Completion of one or more of the following workshops (depending on the project category) may be required in order to apply for funding and proof must be submitted with the application.
- Growing Your Farm Profits Workshop & Action Plan
- Environmental Farm Plan Workshop
- Biosecurity Workshop
Information on these workshops can be found at www.ontariosoilcrop.org
For more information use the above links or contact Christine Jacobs at our office by email or phone at 1-888-522-2231.
Disclaimer: This article is intended for general information only and is not intended as legal opinion or advice. The views and opinions expressed do not reflect the official position of BNG Bossy Nagy Group or any other affiliate.
Canadian Agricultural Partnership. (2018, February 14). Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Retrieved from http://www.agr.gc.ca/eng/about-us/key-departmental-initiatives/canadian-agricultural-partnership/?id=1461767369849
Canadian Agricultural Partnership. (2018, April 6). Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Retrieved from http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/cap/index.htm
Canadian Agricultural Partnership: A cornerstone for the continued growth of a key economic sector. (2018, April 3). Cision, Retrieved from https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/canadian-agricultural-partnership-a-cornerstone-for-the-continued-growth-of-a-key-economic-sector-678641203.html
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