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Dairy Processing Investment Fund: Step 3. How to apply

Step 3. How to apply

You can apply at any point during the life of the program, until available funds have been fully allocated.

Filling and saving PDF forms

To be able to fill in and save a PDF form, download and then open the form using the free Adobe Reader:

  1. Save the PDF fillable/savable form in a folder that you will easily find on your computer.
  2. Launch Adobe Reader.
  3. Browse to the folder where you saved the file, and open it from within Adobe Reader. You can now fill and save your PDF form.

Note: fillable/savable PDF forms have been tested for compatibility with Adobe Reader 9 and higher and may not be fully supported in other PDF viewers and on some mobile devices.

Application process

There are no delays expected.

Online applications should be processed within 100 business days.

  1. Read the applicant guide for detailed information on eligibility criteria, project types, funding available and the application process.
  2. Complete the Project Summary (PDF version, 1.5 MB) by downloading and saving the form to your computer and email it to
  3. After reviewing the document, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada will contact you to discuss your project.
  4. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada will email you an application package, if applicable.

Note: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada will decide whether or not to fund the project based only on an assessment of the full application package.

A full application package will normally consist of:

Assessment criteria

An application must be complete in order for staff to begin the assessment. Applications will be assessed against the following criteria, as applicable:

Having technical problems

Technical Problems?

If you are having technical problems, please contact 1-877-246-4682 and provide the following information:

  • first and last name
  • phone number
  • description of the problem or error message of the page where you are experiencing the problem
  • computer operating system and version
  • Adobe Reader version
  • Internet browser and version
  • as much information as possible about the steps you took before you experienced the problem

Downloading the Application Form using Google Chrome

If you are using Google Chrome you may need to perform the additional steps:

  1. Once the file has finished downloading you will see it inside Chrome’s download toolbar at the bottom of the browser, right click on the file and click open.
  2. An adobe white window may open with the following message; the document you are trying to load requires Adobe Reader 8 or higher. You may not have the Adobe Reader installed or your viewing environment may not be properly configured to use Adobe Reader.
    • If you do not have Adobe Reader 11.0 or above, please download the latest version of Adobe Reader.
    • If you do have the most recent version of Adobe, click on the download arrow icon located on the top right hand corner of the page, this will allow you to save the online Project Application Form directly to your computer.
    • Open the Project Application Form from that saved location.

Other ways to apply

For further information please contact us toll-free at 1-877-246-4682, or by e-mail at

Applications can be emailed to the address above or mailed to the following address:

By mail

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Dairy Processing Investment Fund
1341 Baseline Road
Tower 7, 8th Floor, Room 223
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C5

By fax

Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
c/o Dairy Processing Investment Fund


Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
c/o Dairy Processing Investment Fund

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