Alberta Agriculture Grant Blowout Sale is On

Alberta Agriculture Grant Blowout Sale is On

If you know anything about agriculture grants, you know big changes are happening.

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BACKGROUND

As you probably know, as of March 31, 2018, Growing Forward 2 (aka grants galore for agriculture producers and processors) is done.

Here’s how the government described Growing Forward 2:

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WHAT IS NEXT?

Well here is where it gets interesting.

The new program is called the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP)

CAP is a five-year, $3 billion investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen the agriculture and agri-food sector.

Did you get that?

Everyone is working “together.”

I can only imagine how complicated that must be.

Seriously.

To any bureaucrats out there reading this post, I respect what you are doing.

The the new program was officially launched on April 1, 2018.

But the grants aren't all dropping on that date.

That’s okay.

In fact, from a grant writing perspective, it’s awesome.

YOU CAN GET PREPARED!

Here is the key line according to the government’s website about future grants:

“The roll-out of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership program suite in Alberta began in April 2018 and THE 15 PROGRAMS WILL BE PHASED OVER THE SPRING, SUMMER AND FALL OF 2018. Applications and program details consisting of cost-shares and eligible activities and/or items will be released with the opening of each program. The criteria for eligibility will be made available along with the program details.”

Wakey, wakey Alberta agriculture businesses.

Did you see that?

Let me put that in marketing language everyone understands

“BREAKING NEWS! GRANT MONEY BLOWOUT SALE IS ON.”

I remember as a kid “cross border shopping.” (I grew up an hour from the USA Maine border).

Basically, everyone would go to the USA for cheaper prices.

A few years of that trend and local retailers were hammered.

Well look at what’s going on this summer.

GRANT TIP: YOU NEED TO PREPARE NOW SO THAT YOU CAN GET YOUR APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED!

Don’t wait.

I appreciate that grant writing for many of you is like going to the dentist to get your tooth pulled (without freezing).

I understand where you’re coming from.

But I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the return on investment for grants is enormous. Unmatched really.

So, what can you do about it?

THE LIVE GRANT WRITING SEMINAR JUNE 20 IN EDMONTON.

I’m hosting a one-day LIVE grant writing seminar where we are going to help you write your draft master grant application.

In this live seminar, we will cover Grants 101, learn the top 10 business writing tips, and write a draft application!

Here are the event details

  • Location: Jasper Avenue, Edmonton Alberta (Specific instructions sent after registration)
  • Time: 8:30am to 5:00pm
  • Date: June 20, 2018
  • Who: Instructor David Kincade. Seating is limited due to the size of the room (about 15 students).
  • Coffee and a light lunch is provided.
  • Cost: $250 plus GST for the day.

Desired outcome: you walk away with a DRAFT application. Participants are encouraged to bring a grant application they want to complete. When the new grants are released, you will be ready!

We will be writing your "master" grant, so it can be used on several different applications.

Register here:

https://albertabusinessgrants.ca/grant-writing/

Have a great week!

David Kincade

Phone: 780.297.6177

Email: davidk@albertabusinessgrants.ca