Type of Program:
The Innovative Technology and Demonstration element supports the early adopters of new technologies or practices as well as supporting the development, adaptation, or demonstration of technical innovations on-farm.
Comments on Funding:
Funding for early adopters of new technologies (i.e. equipment) or practices to assess their effectiveness in New Brunswick is up to 30% of eligible costs, to a maximum of $25,000 per year and $75,000 over the life of the program/applicant.
Funding for investments in the development or adaptation of technical innovations on farm is up to 30% of eligible costs, to a maximum of $25,000 per year and $75,000 over the life of the program/applicant.
Funding for demonstration trials to accelerate technology transfer of techniques or practices is up to 100%, to a maximum of $7,500.
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:
Proponents must have the support of industry and agree to report and disseminate project results.
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).