CAP (Canadian Agricultural Partnership) – Ontario Funding:

Enterprise Resource Planning and Supply Chain Management Systems Program:

CAP is a five-year joint federal-provincial-territorial initiative to support the agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sectors in Canada in terms of competitiveness, prosperity and sustainability. Businesses in these sectors can access cost-share funding for projects to make new improvements and adopt new practices.

This funding is offered to Ontario-based processors seeking to make an improvement at a facility to put in place software systems that will streamline and integrate business applications and contribute to improved business results.

Funding Type:

The Program provides non-repayable grants on a cost-shared basis to cover eligible expenses at 35% of up to a maximum of $100,000 per project.

Eligible Activities:

  • Resource management plan implementation
    • First-time development of reports or dashboards that integrate meaningful metrics and benchmarks such as:
    • Product shipping, distribution or routing across different transportation modes (e.g., trucking, intermodal, rail, marine)
    • Border requirement integration
    • Supply and demand forecasting, management performance reports
    • Inventory and input management
    • Order fulfillment benchmarking
    • Product quality management
  • First-time costs to implement a supply chain optimization such as:
    • Electronic Data Interface (EDI) systems
    • Integrating products into national standardized product registry for synchronized data exchange
  • One-time training costs for new project-related systems
  • One-time labour costs specifically required for the project
  • One-time costs for rental of facilities, processing equipment or machinery required specifically for the project

Eligible Costs:

  • Salaries
  • Use of equipment
  • Materials and Supplies
  • Use of land and facilities

Who can apply?

Agri-food & Agri-product Processors with fewer than 200 employees that have completed an Enterprise Resource Planning or supply chain audit or assessment that demonstrates the need for the project and have identified baseline Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for productivity, energy usage, and waste management.

The company must be either:

  • An established company that is a manufacturer and is currently directly involved in the transformation of agricultural commodities, food, beverage or agri-based bio-products in Ontario may meet the eligibility criteria.
  • New entrants to the food and agri-product processing industry may also be considered for cost-share funding for education, training, assessments, and audits as long as they have business projections that demonstrate the potential annual gross business income of $30,000 or more within three years of applying.

Deadline:

The program is currently active and renewable. There are 2-3 intakes in a year. The next intake is expected to be in January 2019.

 

To learn more about whether your company qualifies for this funding & for assistance in preparing your submission and to position your application for approval contact EVAMAX Group to help you with the process.

 

You may also email us at info@evamax.com or call 1-877-711-7733

 

 

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CAP (Canadian Agricultural Partnership) – Alberta Value-Added Products to Markets Program:

The purpose of this program is to support the growth of Alberta’s Food Processors and Bio-Industrial Processors. The Program funds projects that support new product development, implementation of state-of-the-art processes, commercialization of products in new markets, and expansion of existing markets.

Funding Type:

The Program provides non-repayable grants on a cost-shared basis to cover eligible expenses up to a maximum of $500,000 per applicant per fiscal year as follows:

  1. Eligible Capital Expenses at 25% grant

b)      Eligible Non-Capital Expenses at 50% grant

The grant request must be more than $50,000.

Eligible Activities:

  • Processing Capacity Expansion
  • Product and Process Development
  • Label and Package Development
  • Market Development
  • Export Preparation and Planning
  • Product Demonstration

Eligible Costs:

  • Engineering design
  • New processing equipment
  • Retrofitting or modifications of existing processing equipment and/or software systems
  • Software systems to support the development of process improvements
  • Lab equipment
  • Travel outside of Alberta
  • 3rd party testing
  • 3rd party expertise (formulation, branding, market research, export strategy)
  • Ingredient costs for trials
  • Develop labels
  • Label printing used for new product launch
  • Certification costs required to access a new market
  • 3rd party payments to design, develop and print marketing materials
  • Development of initial online marketing and selling platforms
  • Registration fees for conferences and tradeshows
  • In-store or in-market product demonstrations

Who can apply?

  • Bio-Industrial Processors – manipulates and enhances the value of an agricultural product
  • Food Processors – changes an agricultural product into a value-added product through physical, chemical, or thermal means, including packaging

Deadline:

There are 1 to 3 submission deadlines per year for this program. The next submission deadline is April 1, 2019. Completed Applications must be received between February 15, 2019, and April 1, 2019.

All applicants should receive a status update of their application within four to six weeks of the application deadline.

 

For assistance in preparing your submission and to position your application for approval contact EVAMAX Group to help you with the process. You may also email us at info@evamax.com or call 1-877-711-7733

 

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The Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) is an agreement that provides funding for innovations in the agricultural sector. It provides repayable grants to businesses as well as other entities that are directly involved in the agricultural industry.

Recognizing the importance of the agricultural sector as a driver for economic growth, the Canadian government launched CAP on April 1 of this year to provide repayable grants to various stakeholders in the agricultural sector.

 

With at least $3 billion in earmarked funds, CAP focuses on strengthening the competitiveness of the Canadian agricultural sector and providing opportunities for producers, processors, and SMEs in the face of global challenges to growth.

 

Key Areas of Focus

CAP aims to develop the Canadian agricultural sector by funding eligible For-Profit and Not-for-profit entities to undertake projects that are in line with the areas identified by CAP. These areas include:

  • Science, research, and innovation
  • Markets and trade
  • Environmental sustainability and climate change
  • Value-added agriculture and agri-food processing
  • Public trust
  • Risk Management

Federal & Provincial Funding

Federal Programs & Activities:

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada delivers federal programs under CAP aimed at generating economic growth in the agricultural sector.

There are several sub-programs under CAP – Federally Funded activities, namely:

AgriMarketing:

The program supports industry-led promotional activities that differentiate Canadian products and producers, and leverage Canada’s reputation for high quality and safe food. The program also helps some sectors maintain their domestic market.

Who can apply: Small & Medium-sized Enterprises & National Industry Associations. 

AgriCompetitiveness:

Funding will support sector-led activities such as farmer-oriented seminars, and conferences that identify industry best practices and build the capacity of the sector, farm business management, farm safety information, and tools, as well as activities which raise agricultural awareness.

Who can apply: Not-for-profit organizations including associations in Canada and Indigenous organizations.

AgriScience:

The focus of this program is to accelerate the pace of innovation, support pre-commercialization activities and invest in cutting-edge research to benefit the agricultural and agri-food sector. Project activities must address key industry and government priorities.

Who can apply: Not-for-profit organizations, Indigenous groups in the agriculture, agri-food, agri-based products sector. 

AgriInnovate:

This program focuses on initiatives to accelerate the demonstration, commercialization, and/or adoption of innovative agri-based products, technologies, processes or services that increase agri-sector competitiveness and sustainability.

The program will provide repayable contributions on projects that:

  • demonstrate a recently proven innovation
  • adopt new or world-leading agricultural products, technologies or services in clean technology, automation or robotics, and precision agriculture
  • introduce significant improvements to the value-added sector
  • provide new opportunities, or expand existing export opportunities

Who can apply: For-profit organizations operating in the agriculture, agri-food, agri-based products sectors such as businesses and corporations, co-operatives, and Indigenous organizations.

AgriDiversity:

This program provides funding to help under-represented groups in Canadian agriculture, including youth, women, Indigenous People, and people with disabilities to fully participate in the sector. It also aims to develop their skills to take a leadership role, build their entrepreneurial capacity and business skills, facilitating the sharing of industry experience, best practices, and knowledge, and to help under-represented groups to manage transformation.

Who can apply: Not-for-profit organizations including associations in Canada, Indigenous organizations, and Official Language Minority Communities.

AgriAssurance:

This program focuses on supporting initiatives for development of assurance systems and standards to foster public trust.

Who can apply: Funding is offered through two components.

For National Industry associations – Funding provided will assist industry associations (Not-for-profit organizations in the agriculture, agri-food, agri-based products sector, including fish and seafood) develop assurance systems, standards or tools, such as: food safety, animal and plant health surveillance, animal welfare, environmental sustainability, traceability, quality standards, market attributes, food defense, and system integration.

For-Profit Organizations: Businesses operating in the agriculture, agri-food, agri-based products sector, including fish and seafood, such as businesses and corporations, co-operatives, and Indigenous organizations can apply for funding to obtain third-party certification when it is required to meet an export opportunity.

Deadline

Applications from producers, processors and other stakeholders are accepted until May 8, 2018. Get a FREE consultation.

Application process

Interested organizations and individuals may undergo a pre-screening eligibility assessment and must satisfy all requirements set by the program administrator. To know which CAP program best fits your business, and to position your grant proposals for seamless approval contact EVAMAX Group.

Cost-Shared programs by federal, provincial and territorial governments

Ever since it was launched, the CAP has been accepting applications in provinces where bilateral agreements have already been arranged, namely Ontario and Quebec. This investment will be cost-shared on a 60:40 basis and delivered by provinces and territories to ensure programs are tailored to meet regional needs. Read full article

 

To know which CAP program best fits your business, and to position your grant proposals for approval contact EVAMAX Group.

 

 

Cost-Shared programs by federal, provincial and territorial governments:

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) is a five-year federal-provincial-territorial initiative to increase the competitiveness, prosperity, and sustainability of the agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector.

Since its launch, the CAP has been accepting applications in provinces where bilateral agreements have already been arranged, namely Ontario and Quebec.

This investment will be cost-shared on a 60:40 basis and delivered by provinces and territories to ensure programs are tailored to meet regional needs.

Cost Sharing Opportunities in Ontario

In Ontario, strategic initiatives under CAP will focus on achieving key outcomes related to Economic Development, Environmental Stewardship, and Protection and Assurance.

Funding Type

Cost-sharing (up to 50% of cost sharing for some projects and initiatives)

Eligible Activities & Expenditures

  1. Capital Expenses (Equipment purchases/retrofits, construction, software etc.)
  2. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems implementation & upgrades.
  3. Product, Processes & Technology Development & Innovation
  4. Food Safety / Traceability Systems
  5. Marketing – Domestic & Export
  6. Business Development Planning
  7. Plant & Livestock related infrastructure
  8. Not for Profit organizations initiatives raising agricultural awareness & education.

Potential Funds

  • Maximum 50% cost share for some projects & initiatives
  • Up to maximum 250K for some projects & activities

Who can apply

For-profit & Not-for-profit organizations in the following categories are eligible –

Producers, Processors i.e. any established company that is a manufacturer and is

  • currently directly involved in the transformation of agricultural commodities, food, beverage or agri-based bio-products in Ontario may meet the eligibility criteria.

This includes processors:

  • Tobacco-based pharmaceuticals or other bio-products
  • Ornamentals (flowers, shrubs, sod, etc.,  both land-based and greenhouse)
  • Health or nutrition supplements
  • Pet food products

or Other business: Businesses or manufacturers that want to adapt products, services or processes that will help drive producer and processor productivity.

Deadline

ProducersProcessors, and Other Businesses can apply for cost-share funding starting on April 3, 2018, until May 8, 2018.

 

To know which CAP Cost Share program best fits your business and to position your grant proposals for approval contact EVAMAX Group.