AgriAssurance: SME Stream - Canadian Agricultural Partnership

The AgriAssurance: SME Stream program is a stream of funding provided through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP), a 5-year framework to support Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector. AgriAssurance is specifically designed to help businesses implement third-party assurance certification projects that address international market requirements and help expand export opportunities.

  • Amount: Up to 50% to a maximum $50,000 in non-repayable funding.
  • Eligibility: Canadian businesses, cooperatives, and Indigenous organizations operating/supporting the agriculture, agri-food and agri-products industry. Applicants must be directly involved in growing, harvesting, processing, or otherwise transforming or consolidating their products.
  • Timeline: Open; continuous intake of applications until March 31, 2023, or until funding has been fully committed.
  • Project Focus: Projects that help Canadian agricultural and agri-food sector SMEs get a third-party certification for the first time required to meet a specific export opportunity. Renewal of third-party certifications are ineligible.

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Resources for the Canadian Agricultural Partnership’s AgriAssurance program will be available in spring 2019.

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Posted: February 16, 2018 by Jeff Shepherd. Updated: April 10, 2018 by Jeff Shepherd