The updated Version 3 Canadian Agricultural Partnership Program Guide is available on the AAC website. Highlighted changes to the guide include:
• an updated assessment criterion, which clearly indicates that all projects must address the Project Category Priorities
• identification of Project Categories that are no longer accepting applications at this time
AAC staff are available to discuss any questions about the updated program guide or project ideas. Phone contact is: 519-822-7554.
Upcoming intake deadlines are:
Application Intake #3
Pre-proposal Deadline: Thursday, July 5
Application Deadline: Thursday, July 19 at 4:30 p.m.
AAC Board Review Date: Thursday, September 13
Application Intake #4
Pre-proposal Deadline: Wednesday, October 3
Application Deadline: Thursday, October 18 at 4:30 p.m.
AAC Board Review Date: Wednesday, December 5
The Agricultural Adapation Council also reminds growers of the Greenhouse Competitiveness and Innovation Initiative. Funding is available for commercial greenhouses in Ontario that grow or propagate vegetables, fruit, culinary herbs, or floriculture that had at least 20,000 square feet of production area as of March 23, 2017. Activities that are eligible for funding include those that increase the competitiveness of the greenhouse operation or assist in accessing new markets and/or expanding or enhancing existing markets.
The deadline to submit applications is September 28, 2018 and all projects must be completed by September 30, 2019.
Eligible greenhouses are encouraged to visit the GCII page for more information or contact Susan Blezard, AAC Program Coordinator, at 519-822-7554 ext. 661.
Source: Agricultural Adaptation Council June 11, 2018 news update.