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Adapting Innovative Solutions in Agriculture Program

Grants to Alberta Producers, Agricultural Nonprofits, Industry Organizations,
First Nations, Agencies, and IHEs for Applied Agricultural Research

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Canadian Agricultural Partnership

Deadline Date:

12/12/19 - Receipt or Postmark


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Grants to Alberta active producers, nonprofit agricultural groups, industry organizations, Indian Bands, Metis Settlements, municipal governments, and post-secondary institutions for innovative applied agricultural research projects to benefit the public. Funding is intended for activities that use innovations that have proven to work outside of Alberta or in industries other than the agriculture industry, and adapt those Innovations so that they can be used under Alberta-specific conditions or in a specific Alberta Agriculture sector.

Every project application must include knowledge transfer and translation (KTT). Projects that are solely for the purpose of KTT are also eligible in the Program.

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry has priority areas of interest for activities and knowledge transfer and translation relating to science, research, and innovation:

  • Advance effective environmental stewardship
  • Be a catalyst for economic development and competitiveness
  • Provide domestic and international assurance/public safety

One or more of the following KTT activities must be included in an Application, and these activities must be for the extension of knowledge about science and Innovation gained by the Applicant from current or past projects in order to benefit Alberta agriculture sectors.

  1. Organizing, hosting, facilitating, attending, or presenting at KTT events such as:
    1. Group, in-person events such as workshops, seminars or classes;
    2. Web-based events such as webinars;
    3. On-site activities such as field tours; and
    4. Conferences/tradeshows specifically for KTT and not for sales/marketing;
  2. KTT mentorship activities, one-on-one activities, or peer-to-peer activities; or
  3. Development and distribution of KTT products such as factsheets, videos, publications, and podcasts.

For a full list of eligible activities, see

For a full list of eligible expenses, see

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184820

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Maximum $250,000 grant per applicant in a fiscal year, April-March.
- Maximum $500,000 per Applicant during the Program term.

Term of Contract:

The time period for the Program is April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2023.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants:
a) Active Producers (includes Hutterite colony, greenhouse, commercial hatchery, member of Indian Band or Métis Settlement);
b) Non-profit agricultural groups registered under the Societies Act, such as Applied Research and Extension Associations or forage associations;
c) Industry Organizations;
d) Indian Bands;
e) Métis Settlements;
f) Post-Secondary Institutions; and
g) Municipal Governments

The following entities are not eligible to apply to the Program:
a) For-profit entities including research companies, service providers, and agri-businesses offering custom services, consulting services or general services to agricultural clients;
b) Grazing Reserves;
c) Federal research stations;
d) Religious organizations, churches, and similar organizations;
e) Food processors or bio-processors;
f) Retail businesses and food-service establishments; and
g) Any other entities deemed ineligible by the Minister.

For a full list of ineligible activities, see:

For a full list of ineligible expenses, see:

Pre-Application Information:

The next Intake Due Date is: December 12, 2019.
- The program receives applications continuously.
- Applicants will be advised of the decision on their application after the Intake Due Date and reviews have occurred.

Applications must be submitted by email or mail.

The Program provides grants on a cost-shared basis to cover Eligible Expenses on approved Projects.
- Non-capital eligible expenses 50% grant / 50% applicant. The program will reimburse 50% of approved Eligible Non-Capital Expenses.
- Capital eligible expenses shared 20% grant / 80% applicant. The program will reimburse 20% of approved Eligible Capital Expenses.


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applications must be submitted by email to:

Or by mail to:
Adapting InnovativeSolutions in Agriculture Program
Canadian Agricultural Partnership
Room 303, 7000 - 113 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 5T6

Phone: 310-3276 (FARM)

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Alberta