Applications are now being accepted for two agribusiness programs designed to stimulate business and market development, advance efficiency, and expand investment and capital.
The programs, totalling $10.27 million, are part of the province’s new Growing Forward commitment. The livestock components will be delivered by the Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency Ltd. (ALMA). Alberta’s Growing Forward programs are part of a national commitment from Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial governments to better position the nation’s agriculture industry for success. Combined federal and provincial funding of $8.05 million will go towards the Agri-Business Automation and Lean Manufacturing program, and $2.22 million will be available for the Agri-Business and Product Development program.
These grants require applicants to also make a financial investment in the projects being supported.
Howard Oudman, ALMA commercialization manager, explains these two programs in a short video clip that can be viewed online at www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeXoMaraQa4.
More information can be found online at www.growingforward.alberta.ca