CAP: Section G Ineligible Costs

Ineligible costs include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • cost associated with the preparation of the funding application
  • costs not specifically required for the execution of the project
  • costs incurred prior to the project approval date (i.e. AAC board of director’s approval date), unless otherwise noted in the Project Length section in the Project Category, under which the project is submitted, found in Appendix 1, and included in the funding agreement between AAC and selected applicant
  • normal operating costs associated with carrying out the applicant’s or collaboration member’s business, such as costs to maintain compliance of the business’ current operations with Requirements of Law, salaries and benefits of non-contract staff, office space, utilities, phone, materials, labour, board, committee and annual meetings, etc.
  • normal costs of establishing a commercial operation
  • costs associated with bringing current operations into compliance with applicable regulations
  • goods or services provided by federal or provincial government departments or agencies
  • training and skills development that fulfill any academic requirements towards completion of a diploma or degree of a program
  • costs of participating in mentoring and coaching training programs, unless otherwise noted in the Eligible/Ineligible Costs section in the Project Category, under which the project is submitted, found in Appendix 1
  • sponsorship of conferences and learning events or initiatives, unless otherwise noted in the Eligible/Ineligible Costs section in the Project Category found in Appendix 1
  • travel, meal and catering costs beyond those provided in the Travel and Meal Expense Guidelines found in Appendix 3
  • consultant and other paid contractor’s expenses for catering, incidental or food
  • purchase or lease of land, buildings and facilities
  • purchase of a vehicle
  • financing charges, loan interest payments, bank fees and charges
  • any cost, including a tax, that is eligible for a rebate, credit or refund (e.g. a refundable portion of the Harmonized Sales Tax)
  • gifts and incentives
  • permits and approvals
  • legal fees associated with creating a new entity
  • direct income support related to direct payments to producers to offset their loss of income due to production fluctuations
  • communications products that are not approved through the AAC’s communications product review process
  • costs incurred for other approved Canadian Agricultural Partnership projects; or
  • costs as noted in the Eligible/Ineligible Costs section in the Project Category, under which the project is submitted, found in Appendix 1