Type of Program:
The Advancing Agri-Food Processing program provides assistance to undertake product development activities, enhance efficiency and competitiveness for the value added agriculture and agri-food sector in New Brunswick. Assistance is targeted to small and medium sized operations.
Comments on Funding:
Funding for Product Conception and Development is up to 50% of eligible costs, up to a maximum of $100,000.
Funding for Production Improvement is up to 50% of eligible costs, up to a maximum of $100,000.
Eligible activities are limited to post-harvest activities.
Agriculture producers considered New Entrants (individuals who have reported farming income or owned a farm for 5 years or less) are eligible for an additional 10% contribution, provided the contribution does not exceed the established maximums under each program.
When It Ends:
submit a completed application form and any additional required documentation to any Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries (DAAF) regional office or directly to the CAP Administrator, Industry Financial Programs, Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries, P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1, or by e-mail to CAP.ADMIN@gnb.ca.
submit the signed Letter of Offer received upon approval within 30 days from receiving it,
provide DAAF any necessary information related to the evaluation of the project and demonstrate a significant contribution to the project.
Applicants must submit:
Upon project completion, the completed Claim for Reimbursement form must be forwarded to the designated Project Officer together with a detailed invoice and proof of payment (an original receipt, image of cancelled cheque (front and back), or statement from financial institution showing transaction).
Other Things to Note:
This program is part of The Canada / New Brunswick Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP).
Approved projects must be completed within the fiscal year for which they were approved (April 1 to March 31).