CAP: Pre-Proposal and Application Templates

Targeted Intake: DON Call for Proposals

Click on the following to access the pre-proposal and application templates:

How to Apply

Step 1: Pre-proposal

  • completing a pre-proposal is not required, but strongly encouraged
  • applicants can submit a pre-proposal prior to completing the full application form
  • pre-proposals provide AAC staff with an opportunity to review project ideas and provide feedback
  • AAC staff will provide feedback to your pre-proposal within 10 business days, either by telephone or email
  • any feedback offered will be in response to your pre-proposal only, and should not be considered an endorsement/approval of any application for funding that may be subsequently submitted. All final decisions regarding applications for funding are made by the AAC board of directors
  • pre-proposals received less than ten days before an intake deadline will be responded to after the application deadline
  • pre-proposal forms can be found on this page

Step 2: Enrolment

  • enroll your organization or collaboration through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership Client Portal at
  • applicants must input an Operation ID into the application form. The Operation ID is generated from either the GF2 Client Portal or the Canadian Agricultural Partnership Client Portal at

Step 3: Application

  • application forms and intake deadlines can be found on this page
  • for an application submission to be considered complete, the applicant must have a valid Operation ID, complete the application form in Word, budget in Excel, complete and sign the Declaration Form for the Applicant (and Collaboration Members, if applicable) and email all items to by 4:30 p.m. on the intake deadline, along with any additional items outlined on the Application Checklist (as provided in the application form)
  • AAC will confirm receipt of complete applications within one business day of the intake deadline
  • if an application submission is not considered complete, AAC will inform the applicant and the applicant can apply for a subsequent intake deadline

Step 4: Project Review

  • applications will be assigned to an AAC staff member who will be in contact with the applicant prior to the review by the AAC board of directors
  • applications will be reviewed by the AAC and by external third-party reviewers, and partners or advisors that are governed by confidentiality processes, as part of the due diligence review process
  • the AAC board of directors review is expected to occur within 45 business days from the application intake deadline
  • applicants will be notified as funding decisions are reached, usually within five business days from the posted board meeting date, following which selected applicants must enter into a funding agreement with AAC
  • the AAC board of directors reviews all applications and makes all final funding decisions, terms, conditions, and levels of funding using the program assessment criteria