June 6, 2012, Victoria, B.C. – The Investment Agriculture Foundation of B.C. (IAF) recently released a Request for Proposals for the Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program (CAAP). Approximately $2.0 million in CAAP funding remains available for eligible projects that will ultimately benefit B.C. agriculture.
CAAP’s objectives are to assist the agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector’s ability to seize opportunities, respond to new and emerging issues, as well as pathfind and pilot solutions to new and ongoing issues in order to help it adapt and remain competitive.
“Since CAAP was launched in 2009, IAF has approved nearly $4.7 million in funding for 66 projects but there is still about $2.0 million available,” says Peter Levelton, acting IAF chair. “Any that isn’t spent by the time the program ends next year will be lost to the B.C. agriculture sector. 2013 is the last growing season to take advantage of the CAAP funding, we want to make sure industry takes full advantage.”
The 2012 deadlines to apply for project-based funding are July 12, September 14 and November 23. Projects must be completed by December 31, 2013. Additional program information, the Request for Proposals, examples of projects funded, and application forms are available online at www.iafbc.ca.
Eligible recipients include organizations and associations, cooperatives, marketing boards, aboriginal groups, non-profit organizations, for-profit companies and individuals. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact an IAF program manager prior to completing and submitting an application. To speak with an IAF program manager, interested applicants should call 250-356-1662 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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