CAP: Section D Cost Share Funding

Under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, eligible applicant organizations and collaborations can apply for cost-share funding to support projects meeting the requirements as defined for the Project Category, under which the project is submitted, found in Appendix 1.

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership may provide cost-share funding assistance for eligible projects:

  • up to 50 per cent of total eligible project costs, or
  • greater than 50 per cent of total eligible costs, up to 75 per cent of total eligible costs, if the applicant can clearly demonstrate in their application:
    • how the project addresses the Project Category Priorities of the Project Category, under which the project is submitted, found in Appendix 1, and/or,
    • how the project addresses the Canadian Agricultural Partnership Innovation Rating Criteria in Section L, and/or
    • as otherwise noted in the Funding Available section of the Project Category, under which the project is submitted, found in Appendix 1

An individual project can only receive a single allocation of cost-share funding from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. Stacking of Canadian Agricultural Partnership cost-share funding from one or more applicants towards the same project is not permitted.

Organizations and collaborations are responsible to secure funding sources for the project, over-and above reimbursement provided through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, and: 

  • applicants must demonstrate that they have leveraged as much non-governmental assistance as possible
  • priority will be given to applicants with industry-leveraged cash contributions
  • the non-government contribution to each project can be cash, or a combination of both cash and a maximum of 15 per cent in-kind
  • selected applicants will be reimbursed at the approved per cent cost-share funding for each eligible cost incurred and paid

Maximum Program Contribution Level

The maximum cost-share funding per applicant for all approved projects under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership organization and collaboration funding program will not exceed $1 million over the life of the program. Funding greater than the maximum cost-share funding of $1 million may be considered on a case-by-case basis if the applicant can demonstrate exceptional broader benefit.