The Canada-BC Agri-Innovation Program has been renewed under the federal-provincial Canadian Agricultural Partnership Agreement.
The CBCAIP allows industry, academia, value-added food processors, retailers and others to access funding for projects involving late-stage research; pilots and demonstrations; as well as the commercialization and adoption of innovative products, technologies and practices for the agriculture, food or agri-products sector.
Applicant organizations must have a head office or be registered in BC. Eligible participants include:
Priority for funding will be given to funding activities identified to advance innovation and competitiveness in BC’s agriculture, food or agri-products sectors, and include:
Do I have to contribute my own money towards this project?
The CBCAIP is a cost-shared program. Depending on the broad benefit to producers and processors or British Columbians, you may be required to contribute up to 50% of the cash costs of your project.
For more FAQ: CAP: Canada-BC Agri-Innovation Program FAQ
Funding is expected to be cost-shared, with significant potential for net benefit to the industry or agri-food region of the province. Eligible projects may be funded up to 75% in cases where the potential benefit to industry is demonstrated to be substantial. This program cannot duplicate the federal AgriInnovate Program.
All projects must be completed no later than February 15, 2019, including the final report.