SCAP – AgriScience Program

Receive up to $5 Million in Agri Funding.

Through the AgriScience Program, the agricultural and agri-food sector and Canadians can accelerate innovation through pre-commercial science activities and research. There are three priority areas in the program: Climate Change and Environment, Economic Growth and Development, or Sector Resilience and Societal Challenges.

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SCAP – AgriScience Program

Amount of Funding

Up to $5 million can be awarded to this program for a non-repayable portion of the project’s eligible costs. Applications are available for:

  • Industry-funded non-repayable contributions;
  • Support for collaborative research and development from AAFC scientists; or
  • Both together.
Amount of Funding from the Canadian Government

SCAP – AgriScience Program

Eligible Applicants

Applicants may be eligible if they meet the following criteria:

  • For-profit organizations, including communes;
  • Not-for-profit organizations, including associations, clubs, co-operatives, societies, and sector councils; and
  • Indigenous individuals and organizations.
Eligible Applicants for Canadian Government Funding

SCAP – AgriScience Program

Eligible Activities

Projects may be eligible if they meet the following criteria:

Climate change and environment:

  • Activities can include greenhouse gas emissions reduction or carbon sequestration, climate change adaption, soil health, water quality, air quality, biodiversity, and plastics.

Economic growth and development:

  • Activities can include developing emerging technologies that address issues such as labour challenges, increasing productivity, improving input use efficiency, supporting alternative production systems and increasing value-added domestic and export sales of agriculture, food and agri-based industrial products.

Sector resilience and societal challenges:

  • Activities can include antimicrobial resistance, animal health and welfare, plant health, food security, biological alternatives to chemical inputs and the use of artificial intelligence and big data in agriculture.
Eligible Expenses for Canadian Government Funding

SCAP – AgriScience Program

Program Deadline

Applications will be accepted until funding has been fully committed or until otherwise announced. Prior to submission, no costs will be considered. It may take up to 100 business days for the Funding Verdict to be issued. After March 31, 2028, no funds will be distributed under the program.

Program Deadline for Canadian Government Funding
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