Step 4. After you apply
You will be notified when your application has been deemed complete and ready for assessment against the criteria of the program. At any point after your application is submitted, the program may contact you for more information.
If your application is incomplete, you will be notified that you have 30 business days to submit the missing information before the application is closed.
Please note that even if a project meets all eligibility criteria, the submission of an application creates no obligation on the part of the Minister or of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada officials to provide funding for the proposed project. The Minister retains discretion to determine, based on other public policy and public interest considerations, whether an application that meets the criteria identified in the Applicant guide will ultimately receive funding.
Once an application is submitted, the program's goal is to:
- acknowledge receipt of an application within 2 to 5 business days
- assess an application and send an approval or a rejection notification letter within 100 business days of receiving a complete application package
- send you a payment within 30 business days of receipt of a duly completed and documented claim (this is applicable only if an agreement is signed)