Financial Assistance

Ag Action Manitoba Program

Capital Assets and Equipment

The Capital Assets and Equipment grants, for projects under and over $1 million, help agri-processors and industry service providers with capital investments that support enhanced efficiency, productivity and environmental sustainability.
 

Who can apply?

Agri-Processors: Agri-food and agri-product processors and abattoirs involved in value-added activities to produce or package agri-products for market are eligible to apply.
 
Industry Service Providers: Food distributors and licensed commercial kitchens are eligible to apply.

When is the application deadline?

For projects under $1 million - Applications will be recieved from October 2, 2020 until 11:59 p.m. CST on November 2, 2020.
 
For projects over $1 million, applications are received on a continual basis subject to funding availability.

 

What do we fund?

Eligible activities must occur in Manitoba and can include:
  • new and innovative technology
  • process automation
  • production scale-up
  • addition of equipment incremental to current operations
  • skill development and training
  • major expansion projects, including those that address environmental sustainability, such as wastewater treatment

How much may we fund?

For projects under $1 million, government support cannot exceed 25 per cent of eligible expenses, to a maximum of $50,000 per fiscal year or $100,000 over the life of the program, subject to available funds and project priority. Projects must be a minimum of $10,000.
 
For projects over $1 million, government support cannot exceed 25 per cent of the first $100,000 of eligible expenses, and 10 per cent of expenses over the first $100,000, to a maximum contribution of $2.5 million.

 

Making an Application: 

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If these solutions do not work, please send an email with no attachments to the Ag Action inbox agaction@gov.mb.ca
 

Additional Information: 

  • Once a decision on an application has been made, the applicant will receive a decision notification letter.
  • Applications will be assessed according to the following criteria:
    • project description
    • project deliverables and outcomes
    • alignment with Manitoba government objectives, such as:
      • the creation of new jobs or increased payroll value
      • incremental increases in processing value and volume
      • increased use of Manitoba agri-inputs
      • production that displaces goods imported from outside Canada
      • increased exports outside Manitoba
      • increased value or volume of production of animal proteins, plant-based proteins or dairy
      • compliance with provincial and municipal wastewater regulations
      • the creation of value from waste products, by-products or co-products
    • capital and financial capacity
    • management capacity
    • production capacity
    • market plan
  • Successful applicants may be required to enter into a contribution agreement with the Manitoba government before any funding is provided. The agreement lists the rights and responsibilities of all parties with respect to government funding.  
  • Submitted invoices must be from applicants to be eligible for funding.
  • Reports and itemized receipts or other acceptable proof of payments will be required to make a claim

CONTACT US: 

Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development
CAP-Ag Action Manitoba
Toll Free telephone: 1-844-769-6224
Email:
agaction@gov.mb.ca
Website:
https://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/canadian-agricultural-partnership/ag-action-manitoba-program/