Agricultural Enhancement Grants

2017 Agricultural Enhancement Grants Program Guidelines 

We are now accepting applications for the 2017 Agriculture Enhancement Grants Program.  This year, in celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday, we have $150,000 available to support agriculture in Abbotsford.  Specifically we are inviting applications on marketing or research projects supporting new technology in agriculture (producers or processors) related to solving environmental issues.

For information please review the 2017 Agricultural Enhancement Grants Program Guidelines which include details on the process for submitting a Letter of Intent.  Only organizations who are successful in the Letter of Intent phase will be invited to submit a full application.  The deadline to receive Letters of Intent is Friday March 17, 2017.

Last year we awarded approximately $143,000  to five projects related to crop innovation.  Click the link below for more information on the projects funded in 2016.

2016-agriculture-grants-distribution

Ag Grant RecipientsPictured from left to right are the recipients of the 2016 grants: Walter Esau, BC Hazelnut Growers, Christina Toth, Fraser Basin Council, Gary Fehr, UFV’s Agriculture Centre of Excellence, Brian Loughlin, ACF Agriculture Grants Committee, Brian Janzen, Nutritech Systems, Wendy Neufeld, ACF Past Chair, Diane Stewart, BC Hop Ltd. and Ryan Holling, Holling Farms.

 

The Agriculture Enhancement Grants Program is a partnership between the City of Abbotsford and Abbotsford Community Foundation.  For more information contact Susan McAlevy at 604-850-3755 or smcalevy@abbotsfordcf.org.

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