Agricultural Adaptation Council (AAC) Targeted Deoxynivalenol (DON) Initiative

Updated Information

Updated deadlines:

  • Internal deadline changed from January 2, 2019 to February 15, 2019
  • External deadline changed from January 10, 2019 to February 28, 2019


Funding for this initiative is provided through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership) funding assistance for Ontario’s organizations and collaborations.

This is a federal-provincial-territorial initiative, delivered by the AAC on behalf of the Province of Ontario and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.


CAP Deoxynivalenol (DON)  Call for Proposals

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Program guidelines and access to registration and application forms is available at the following links:


The Agricultural Adaptation Council (AAC) is opening a new targeted Intake: Deoxynivalenol (DON) Call for Proposals. The purpose of this new Intake is to help address the challenges faced by the Ontario agriculture and agri-food industry a result of the outbreak of the DON toxin in corn.  It is hoped that the resultant solutions will ensure the sustainability and prosperity of Ontario's grain sector.


To be considered eligible, projects must:

Organizations and collaborations representing or supporting the corn sector value chain to help address challenges caused by DON in any project categories are encouraged to apply.

This includes all organizations and collaborations along the value chain such as:

  • elevators
  • feed mills
  • ethanol processors
  • livestock sector

If you wish to apply under the other 17 CAP project categories, please contact the AAC to discuss your project idea.

Funding Availability

This program will be co-funded as follows:

  • up to 50% cost-share funding of total eligible costs to a maximum $500,000 per project*
  • at least 50% applicant identified co-funding

*Requests for funding above 50% and up to 75% must clearly demonstrate how the project addresses the Innovation Rating Criteria and Project Category Priorities

Maximum Project Value

The maximum project value is $1 million

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

Projects are to finish by December 1, 2020 with final project reporting due no later than January 31, 2021.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Please submit your full application, along with an OR-5 Form to

External Deadline

Application Deadline

For Questions, please contact

Laura Feil
Programs Lead & Communications Manager, Agricultural Adaptation Council
Tel: 519-822-7554 Ext. 629 

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Carolyn Dowling-Osborn, Senior Manager, Grants & Contracts
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x52935

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