Canadian Agricultural Strategic Priorities Program (CASPP)

Receive up to $1,000,000 in Non-Repayable Funding.

The Canadian Agricultural Strategic Priorities Program (CASPP) provides funding for projects that address national or sector-wide priorities that help the agricultural industry mitigate emerging issues and capitalize on opportunities.

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Canadian Agricultural Strategic Priorities Program (CASPP)

Amount of Funding

Applicants for CASPP may receive up to 50% of non-repayable contribution sharing for up to $1 million in funding. Applicants may receive up to 75% of total project costs if the project is deemed to be of high-priority for the industry or sector.

Funding sources may also be allocated from the following:

  • Government departments at the federal, provincial, territorial, municipal levels; and
  • Partners at the industry level such as:
    • Businesses;
    • Academia; and/or;
    • Industry associations and networks.
Amount of Funding from the Canadian Government

Canadian Agricultural Strategic Priorities Program (CASPP)

Eligible Applicants

Applicants may be eligible if they are not-for-profit organizations, or Indigenous groups. For-profits are typically ineligible but may be considered if the project is considered to be of significant benefit to the industry/sector.

Eligible Applicants for Canadian Government Funding

Canadian Agricultural Strategic Priorities Program (CASPP)

Eligible Activities

An activity may be eligible if it meets one or all of the following requirements:

  • Coordinated approaches to take advantage of emerging opportunities such as new technology production systems, robotic refinement, and carbon reduction goals of processing activities;
  • Testing and/or adopting research collaboration opportunities such as Establishing and advancement of technology through networks such as sector-led organizations, international trade verifications, and big data collection;
  • Solving technical hurdles to overcome the obstacles of adopting new technology in Canadian agriculture such as Artificial intelligence for automated farming and safety technologies; and
  • Developing more value-added products such as bioproducts from plants, applying new tech, and blockchain.

Eligible Expenses for Canadian Government Funding

Canadian Agricultural Strategic Priorities Program (CASPP)

Program Deadline

Continuous application intake where applications are accepted year-round; projects cannot exceed five years in duration.

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