CIFST Food Cluster –
Program Parameters: Funding
Program Parameters: Cost-Share Ratios
- Activities that focus primarily on GHG or Carbon Sequestration may be considered for a cost-share
ratio of up to a maximum of 70:30 (non-profit applicants only).
- i.e., 70% AAFC and 30% industry
- All other activities will be considered for a costshare ratio of up to a maximum of 50:50.
- i.e., 50% AAFC and 50% industry
- Applies to Vote 10 (CA) and Vote 1 (CRDA)
- As demand for the program is expected to be high, applicants are encouraged to seek out other sources of
funding above the minimum applicant cost-share ratio.
Program Parameters: Funding Limits
- AAFC funding for a Cluster will not exceed $15 million over five-years, and will be no less than 5$ million over five-years.
- The funding limit for Clusters will apply at the application stage.
- The maximum AAFC funding amount for a Project will be less than $5 million over five years.
- If a recipient has multiple approved Projects/Clusters within this program, total AAFC funding cannot exceed $10 million per year.
- Funding limits are the combined Contribution Funding (Vote 10) and Collaborative Research Assistance (Vote 1).
Program Parameters: In-Kind Contributions
- The Recipient portion of the cost-share can be comprised of both cash contributions and in-kind contributions.
- In-kind contributions can only account for a maximum of 10% of total costs under the CA.
- In-Kind contribution means the fair market value attributed for goods; and, the fair value attributed for services, that are contributed to a Cluster and require no outlay of cash during the term of the CA by a Recipient or a Cluster contributor.
- These contributions must be eligible costs.
- They will not be reimbursed by AAFC.
Program Parameters: Stacking Limit
Your cost share portion can be comprised of your resources and other industry, partner and/or
other government sources of funding, which can include:
- other federal government departments; and/or
- provincial/territorial/municipal governments.
Total government sources of funding cannot exceed 85% of the total Project/Cluster cost.