On-Farm Value-Added Grant Program

By mmuise

The On-Farm Value-Added Grant Program supports primary producers in adding value to their agricultural products to grow sales, expand production capacity, explore market opportunities and create jobs in Alberta.
The program has 2 streams (Stream A and Stream B) and the stream will be determined by the program area, based on review of the budget sheet for eligible expenses and activities.

Comments on Funding:

Funding takes the form of a grant:
- of up to $50,000 for the On-Farm Value-Added Stream A;
- over $50,000 to maximum of $250,000 for the On-Farm Value-Added Stream B.

Eligible capital expenses: will be cost-shared at 25% grant and 75% applicant.
Eligible non-capital expenses: will be cost-shared at 50% grant and 50% applicant up to a maximum total amount of $50,000. The $50,000 maximum includes a $5,000 maximum for travel expenses.

Deadline: Applications are closed. Stay tuned for future intake announcements.

The applicant must:

  • be a primary producer;
  • be an individual or a corporation registered in Alberta that is operating in Alberta, or that can establish to the satisfaction of the minister that it will operate in Alberta;
  • be responsible for input costs for crops, bees or livestock;
  • produce at least $25,000 worth of commercial agriculture production annually;
  • not be a landlord whose only interest in the crop, bee, cattle operation is ownership of the land;
  • apply for activities under one or more of these funding categories:
    a) processing capacity expansion;
    b) food safety improvement;
    c) new product and process development;
    d) market development and access.
  • Indigenous Applicants may contact program staff at s-cap.valueaddedprograms@gov.ab.ca.
Application Steps:


Documentation Needed:


Other Things to Note:

1. To support continued innovation, growth and prosperity, the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) has launched its programs. This 5‐year (2023-2028), $3.5 billion investment includes $1 billion in federal programs and activities and $2.5 billion in cost-shared programs and activities by federal-provincial-territorial governments.
2. Sustainable CAP program to start accepting applications April 3, 2023.

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