Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP)
Agri-Funding Providing $3B in Total Funding Investments
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.
Canadian Agricultural Strategic Priorities Program (CASPP)
Provides up to $1M in non-repayable government funding for projects that address national or sector-wide priorities that help the agricultural industry mitigate emerging issues and capitalize on 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.
Provides up to 50% of eligible project expenses up to $1M funding per year (max $5M lifetime maximum) to coordinate and build on existing capacity, enhance safety, and adapt to changing commercial and regulatory environments.