2022 Agricultural Enhancement Grants Program Offers $215,000 in Funding for Projects That Support Agricultural Innovation

31 March 2022Grants & Funding, News & Announcements

We’re pleased to announce that applications for the 2022 Agricultural Enhancement Grants Program are being accepted as of April 4, 2022. 
In 2022, the granting criteria will focus on projects that support agricultural innovation, specifically as it relates to:

  • product development 
  • value-added agriculture innovations 
  • solutions for product-to-market supply chains 
  • entrepreneurial farm practices to enhance market growth 
  • diversification of farming operations and/or regulatory compliances 
  • Agri Tourism education/farm to table initiatives 
  • climate change adaptation or mitigation 

“Individual grants are available for up to $50,000 with a total of $215,000 available for granting this year”, says Marcus Janzen, our Agricultural Enhancement Grants Committee chair. He shares that “we’re looking for projects that will have positive economic, social and/or environmental outcomes as a direct result of receiving this funding.” He also notes that “with the local catastrophic climate events of 2021, projects that factor in climate adaptation or mitigation are of particular interest.” 
“We are pleased to have distributed almost $1,000,000 in grants to benefit agriculture in Abbotsford since 2013,” says Andrea Senft, our Board Chair. She says “the ACF is proud to support this valuable economic sector of Abbotsford and these grants demonstrate ACF’s ongoing commitment to inspiring, impacting and investing in our community.” 
Interested applicants should visit our Agricultural Enhancement Grants webpage to review the program guidelines, which first involve the submission of a Letter of Intent (LOI). Each LOI will be reviewed, and those who meet the granting criteria will be invited to submit a full application. Letters of Intent are required to be submitted by April 29, 2022, while full applications must be received by May 16, 2022. 
For more information on the Agricultural Enhancement Grants Program, please get in touch with Wendy Neufeld, Executive Director, via email at wendyneufeld@abbotsfordcf.org or phone 604-850-3755. 

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