Alberta’s Value-Added Food And Bio-Industrial Processors Can now Apply for up to $250,000 in Grant Funding 

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a five-year, $3 billion federal-provincial-territorial investment in the agriculture, agri-food, and agri-based products sector that began in April 2018. In Alberta, the Canadian Agricultural Partnership represents a combined Federal & Provincial investment of $406 million in strategic programs and initiatives for the agricultural sector.

The purpose of the Value-Added Program is to support the growth of Alberta’s value-added food processors and bio-industrial processors. The Value-Added Program helps to advance economic recovery within Alberta through investment in projects that increase company sales, expand market opportunities and create jobs in Alberta. The deadline to apply is July 12, 2021. 

The Value-added Program will fund projects that:

  • Create jobs in Alberta
  • Support growth of the business by increasing sales
  • Support investment (project investment relative to grant request)
  • Pursue new markets or expand market opportunities (including removal of barriers to growth and market entry)
  • Develop new products and/or processes and introduce new products to market

Eligible Activities 

  • Processing capacity expansion
  • Food safety improvement
  • New product and process development
  • Market development and access


Funding Details

  • Eligible capital expenses will be cost-shared at 25% grant and 75% applicant
  • Eligible non-capital expenses will be cost-shared at 50% grant and 50% applicant
  • Eligible non-capital expenses are capped at a maximum of $50,000
  • The maximum total grant funding an applicant can receive from the Program is $250,000 per fiscal year
  • Note that purchases made before January 1, 2021, are not eligible for reimbursement under the Program



Applicants with eligible projects have until July 12, 2021 to apply

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