CAAP funding through AFC still available

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The Agriculture and Food Council of Alberta (AFC) is reminding that it remains in business until the end of 2013 and is still accepting applications for uncommitted funds under the Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program (CAAP).

The federal government recently announced that the program would continue, but administration would be removed from provincial agencies and taken over by Ottawa.

“CAAP is still open for business,” AFC chair Heather Broughton said in a release. “The council approved 82 projects valued at more than $17 million in the first three years of the program. AFC is committed to attracting high-quality projects in which to invest the remaining CAAP funds.”

CAAP will fund:

  • Projects that have projected benefits that exceed costs applied and adaptive (not basic) research.
  • Projects that analyze or test solutions and strategies to address issues and opportunities.
  • Projects that test or analyze innovative products, processes or technologies.
  • Regional and multi-regional projects.

“At this point we are looking for projects that fit into a shorter time frame,” Broughton said. “We encourage any and all potential applicants who feel their project may be a good fit for CAAP funding to contact us as soon as possible.” The next deadline for project applications is June 29, 2012.

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