The Province is working on making it easier for producers and food manufacturers to access funds under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership grant process.
The Government says the changes will include a simplified grant application process that will allow applicants to receive their money faster, enabling companies to more easily create jobs and inject more money into the province’s economy.
Alberta's nine programs will be organized under three areas: Growth and Value-Added, Farm Efficiency and Public Trust.
The overall goal is to encourage investments in agriculture and food processing, while encouraging innovation and technological advancement on farms and throughout the entire food supply chain.
Devin Dreeshen the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry says CAP grants have increased our farmers’, ranchers’ and producers’ competitiveness and this will continue going forward.
"Value-added processing is so important to the industry and a simplified grant process will help us attract private investment across Alberta and create jobs.”
Funding for the five-year $406-million partnership remains unchanged, with new programs scheduled to start rolling out this summer.
Program information will be posted on Alberta's Canadian Agricultural Partnership website.Click here to see more...