Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP)
Agri-Funding Providing $3B in Total Funding Investments
IMPORTANT: As of 2023, this program and all funding allocated to it have been changed to the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (SCAP). View the SCAP funding page to learn more about the current Canadian agribusiness grant funding programs. The information below is historical info about the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) program.
The Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) is a five-year, $3 billion investment contributed through the federal, provincial, and territorial governments across Canada. Providing a framework for agri-food industry funding, CAP is the primary mechanism used to disburse government grants and repayable funding contributions to SMEs, non-profits, and other key industry stakeholders. The program is administered by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and provincial/territorial government departments.
Federal government support provided through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership is provided through the following five programs. Use the hyperlinked name of each program to learn more about its focus and type of support provided.
CAP Federal Funding Program Variants
Provides repayable Canadian government funding supporting up to 50% of project expenses to a maximum $10M to commercialize and/or adopt innovative agri-based products, technologies, processes, or services that tackle top industry challenges.
Provides up to 50% of project expenses to a maximum $50k in government grants to help implement third-party assurance certification projects that address international market requirements and help expand export opportunities.
Provides up to 50% of project costs to a maximum $200k/year (≤5 years) to a maximum $1M in government grants to build agricultural leadership and entrepreneurial capacity among under-represented groups, such as youth, women, persons with disabilities, and the Indigenous.