Canadian Agricultural Strategic Priorities Program - Step 1. What this program offers

Step 1. What this program offers

Intake period: Closed

Due to the high demand, the application intake period for this program was suspended on September 1, 2023.

Updates on the next application intake period will be posted here.

The Canadian Agricultural Strategic Priorities Program (CASPP) supports the Canadian agricultural sector’s participation in the Government of Canada’s growth and policy objectives, by investing in the sector’s design, development and implementation of tools and strategies to respond to and seize opportunities created by these objectives.

Program overview

The objective of the CASPP is to provide funds for projects that address national or sector-wide priorities that help industry address emerging issues and capitalize on opportunities.

To be eligible for funding, applicants must clearly demonstrate the issue that is facing the Canadian agriculture, agri-food and agri-products sector, how the project results will benefit the sector, and how the project aligns with 1 or more of the 4 priority areas identified:

  • adaptation to new technology
  • environmental sustainability
  • strategic planning and capacity building
  • emerging issues

Detailed information on these priority areas can be found in Section 1.2 of the Applicant guide.

If approved, support is available in the form of non-repayable contributions.