MRAC is currently funding projects under the Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program (CAAP). Since 1997, MRAC has funded agricultural projects under four different programs. To search our complete project database click here.
The Government of Canada announced the Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program (CAAP) in June 2009. The Manitoba Rural Adaptation Council (MRAC) will administer the $9.5 million program in Manitoba over five years.
The Advancing Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food (ACAAF) program was announced in April of 2004 and was launched in November of the same year. The Manitoba Rural Adaptation Council Inc. administered the $10.3 million program in Manitoba over five years.
CARD I and CARD II
The Canadian Adaptation for Rural Development (CARD) Fund has been delivering grants to applicants since 1997. CARD I and CARD II funds have been expended. This program identified six strategic areas to stimulate growth and development of Manitoba's agriculture and agri-food industry: environmental sustainability, market development, human resource capacity building, innovation, food safety and quality; and rural development.
Manitoba's share of the $10-million national Agricultural Environmental Stewardship Initiative (AESI) was $990,000 over three years. AESI funds were directed to projects which helped address the regional impacts of agricultural practices on water quality, soil health, greenhouse gas emissions and wildlife habitat / biodiversity. All funds for AESI were allocated as of November 2001.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Canada Agri-Infrastructure (CAIP) Program provided a one-time $1.9 million grant to MRAC for research and development projects. All program funds for research and development were expended as of March 17, 1999.