CAP: Targeted Intake: DON Call for Proposals

A targeted application intake for merit-based, cost-share funding is available to support projects that will help the corn sector value chain address challenges caused by DON. Funding for this targeted initiative is being provided through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership funding assistance for Ontario’s organizations and collaborations.

For details about the Canadian Agricultural Partnership for organizations and collaborations refer to the Canadian Agricultural Partnership Cost-Share Funding Assistance Program Guide for Organizations and Collaborations.

Project applications will be evaluated according to the General Assessment Criteria and Additional Assessment Criteria, when applicable, as found in the Program Guide. Projects that are well-aligned with the Project Category Priorities will be given higher consideration.

The following is an overview of the Targeted Intake: Deoxynivalenol (DON) Call for Proposals

Applications must be directly related to projects that will help the corn sector value chain address challenges caused by DON. While all 19 project categories are open for DON related undertakings, projects are preferred under the following two project categories:

If you want to apply under any other project categories, contact the AAC to discuss your project idea.

Target Audience – Who should apply?

Organizations and collaborations representing or supporting the corn sector value chain to help address challenges caused by DON in any project categories. This includes all organizations and collaborations along the corn value chain, such as elevators, feed mills, ethanol processors and the livestock sector.

Examples of Projects

Plant Health: Applied Research, Pilot Projects and Demonstrations

Projects seeking to address DON-related research, pilot and demonstration needs, for example:

  • Applied research to determine the reliability of DON testing kits, including at very high DON levels
  • Applied research to determine hybrid susceptibility to Gibberella ear rot
  • Applied research to evaluate Gibberella ear rot and DON corn management, drying and storage practices
  • Applied research to test efficacy and safety of DON reduction compounds
  • Pilot projects to improve corn sampling and preparation protocols
  • Pilot projects to evaluate the practicality of processes to divert high-DON corn, such as ethanol processing, biodigestion, cement production, etc.
  • Demonstrations to determine merit of DON corn cleaning options

Plant Health: Education and Outreach, Training and Skills Development

Projects seeking to address DON-related education needs, for example:

  • Promote Gibberella ear rot and DON best management practices
  • Educate supply chain partners (including elevators, feed mills, ethanol processors and the livestock sector on proper DON testing protocols)
  • Conduct a knowledge needs assessment of growers impacted by DON

Funding Available

  • Up to 50 per cent cost-share funding of total eligible costs for eligible projects
  • Requests for funding above 50 per cent and up to 75 per cent* must clearly demonstrate how the project addresses the Innovation Rating Criteria and Project Category Priorities
  • Maximum cost-share funding up to $500,000 per project
  • Funding approved under this targeted intake will not contribute to the $1 million maximum cost-share funding per applicant for all approved projects under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership organization and collaboration funding program

*Exceptions may apply

Project Length

  • Projects to finish by December 1, 2020
  • Final project reporting due no later than January 31, 2021

Updated DON Call for Proposals Timelines

Targeted Intake Launch:                                  December 11, 2018

Application Deadline:                                       Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.

Application Review:                                          Mid-March 2019

Applicants Notified of Funding Decision:          End of March 2019

Click on the links below to access program materials