Abbotsford – The Abbotsford Community Foundation (ACF) announced that applications for the 2019 Agricultural Enhancement grants are now being accepted.
“In 2019, the focus of this round of funding is revitalization of unused or underutilized farmland located within the Abbotsford ALR and we will provide grants of up to $50,000 for each successful applicant to a total of $100,000 available for granting.” advised Marcus Janzen, Chair of the ACF’s Agricultural Enhancement Grants Committee. “We’re looking for projects that will have positive economic, social and/or environmental outcomes as a direct result of receiving the grant. These projects should work towards increasing both the capacity and productivity in the use of the farmland for food production. We have a particular interest in projects involving land parcels of 10 acres or less that will enhance our agricultural community by increasing productivity and sustainability through innovative practices. “
“We are pleased to have distributed more than $640,000 in grants to benefit agriculture in Abbotsford since 2013,” said, Lorna Hart, ACF Board Chair. “We are celebrating our 40th year of giving this year and these grants demonstrate ACF’s ongoing commitment to inspiring, impacting and investing in our community.”
Applicants are invited to visit the grants section of www.abbotsfordcf.org to find the program guidelines, which involves both a Letter of Intent (LOI) and an application process. “Those applicants for whom their LOI is given a green light will be sent the full application package,” said Wendy Neufeld, Executive Director.
Deadlines to submit the LOI are April 2nd and the full application is due by April 15th.