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Emergency Processing Fund: Step 3. How to apply

Step 3. How to apply

The application intake period for the Emergency Processing Fund is now closed.

Before you apply, please read the Applicant guide for detailed information on eligibility criteria and the application process.

Applications requesting $100,000 or more will be accepted on a continuous basis from the program's launch until 11:59 p.m. EDT Friday, July 31, 2020 or earlier if funding is fully allocated before that date.

If you are requesting less than $100,000

Contact the organization in the province/territory of the project location to apply.

If you are requesting $100,000 or more

Apply directly to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and complete the following steps.

1. Complete the Screening checklist

  1. Complete the Screening checklist as an initial assessment of your eligibility based on the mandatory program criteria
  2. If you decide you are eligible and want to submit an application under the program, go to Step 2.
PDF forms

If you have problems opening a PDF form in your Internet browser, you need to:

  • Use your computer. The forms may not open on mobile devices (iPads, tablets, mobile phones).
  • Make sure you have Adobe Reader 11 (or higher) already installed on your computer. If not, download Adobe Reader 11 or higher for free. Adobe has help for solving common issues.
  • You must save the file on your computer in a place you can remember.
  • Open the file on your computer using Adobe Reader 11 or higher.
  • If you can’t open the form with Adobe Reader 11 or higher, contact the program.
How to download and open a PDF form
  • Microsoft Windows Operating System computers using “Internet Explorer” or “Microsoft Edge” as your browser
    1. Right-click on the link you want to save
    2. Select “Save target as” or “Save link as”
    3. Choose the location on your computer where you would like to save the file
    4. Select “Save”
    5. Open Adobe Reader 11 or higher
    6. Select “File”
    7. Select “Open”
    8. Go to the location where you saved the file
    9. Select the PDF file
    10. Select “Open”
  • Microsoft Windows Operating System or Apple computers using “Chrome” or Firefox” as your browser
    1. Right-click on the link you want to save
    2. When the option menu appears, choose "Download link file" or "Download link file as"
    3. Choose the location on your computer where you would like to save the file. Your computer will start the download once you have selected a location.
    4. Open Adobe Reader 11 or higher
    5. Go to the location where you saved the file
    6. Select the PDF file
    7. Select “Open”

2. Complete the AAFC application form(s) and required documents

Note: You may submit an application form for one or both objectives of the program. The same form is used for both objectives. Objective 1 will be the initial priority for funding under the program.

To apply, complete the following forms:

If you are applying for Objective 2 – Strategic Investments, you will also need to provide:

  • quotes, estimates and/or contracts provided by suppliers for all construction, renovations or equipment and technology to be purchased and installed.
  • an additional (third) year of Audited or Review Engagement Financial statements. Financial statements to include an income statement, a balance sheet, cash flow statement and the most recent interim financial statements

Find details on the supporting documents in Annex C of the Applicant guide.

3. Submit your complete AAFC application

Use your AAFC application form(s) to submit your complete application.

Important note

Review the list of supporting documents outlined in Annex C of the Applicant guide to ensure that you include all required documents in your complete application. Your application must be complete in order to be fully assessed.

If your submitted application is assessed as incomplete, you will be notified by program officials to provide the missing information in a timely manner. An invitation to submit a full application does not constitute an offer of funding.

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