Step 4. After you apply
Our goal is to:
- respond to general inquiries made to our phone number or email address before the end of the next business day
- acknowledge receipt of an application within one business day
- assess an application and send an approval or a rejection notification letter within 100 business days of receiving a complete application form
- send you a payment within 30 business days of receipt of a duly completed documented claim. This is applicable only if an agreement is signed
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.