- Step 1. What this program offers
- Step 2. Who is eligible
- Step 3. How to apply
- Step 4. After you apply
- Applicant guide
- Contact information
Step 4. After you apply
After you submit your application, an acknowledgment notice will be sent to you.
After your application is received, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada verifies that all required forms and declarations have been completed and there is sufficient detail in the application for a full assessment.
When the application has been deemed complete and ready for assessment, a notice will be sent to you. Service standards for assessments only begin once the application is deemed to be complete.
Applicants should not consider an application as submitted to the program until an acknowledgement notice is received.
Incomplete applications will not be assessed.
Once you submit an application, the program's goal is to achieve our service standards a minimum of 80% of the time, under normal circumstances:
- Respond to general inquiries made to our phone number or email address before the end of the next business day
- Acknowledge receipt of applications within one (1) business day
- Assess applications and send approval or a rejection notification letter within 100 business days after the application has been deemed complete
Please be advised 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 approve and 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 this guide will ultimately receive funding.