AgriInnovate Program: Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the definition of innovation?

For the purpose of the AgriInnovate program, innovation can be defined as one of the following:

What are some examples of the types of projects that can be supported under this program?

Examples of the types of projects that could receive support under the program may include, but are not limited to, the following:

What are the expected results of the program?
What funding is available?

Applicants may apply for program funding up to 50 percent of total eligible costs, to a maximum of $10 million.

What is the maximum level of government funding (federal, provincial/territorial, and municipal) that an applicant can receive?

The maximum level of government funding that an applicant can receive towards the total eligible costs of a project cannot exceed 75 percent of eligible project funding.

Are in-kind contributions eligible for reimbursement?

In-kind contributions and cash from future operations will not be considered in the calculation of project costs.

What are the terms for repayment?

Contributions will be repaid over a period of up to 10 years following project completion. The amount to be repaid and the schedule of payments will be set out in the negotiated contribution agreement. Repayments will normally begin 1 year following the completion of the project.

Interest is not charged on the contribution funding, with the exception of late payments and debts owed to the Crown, should such situations arise.

How will applications be assessed?

Applications under the program will be assessed based on the program principles. The core principle is proposals must drive innovation; once this has been established, projects should demonstrate:

Can more than one application be submitted under the program?

Organizations may submit more than one proposal as long as projects are independent of one another. Each submission will be evaluated independently.

Can projects, activities and budgets span multiple years?

Projects, activities and budgets can span over more than one fiscal year.

Are there provincial/territorial allocations?

The AgriInnovate program is a national program and there are no pre-determined regional allocations.

Are projects subject to reporting?

Yes, applicants will have requirements to conduct progress, performance and financial reporting.

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