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Industry Organization Development Program (IODP)

The Industry Organization Development Program helps Saskatchewan producer/commodity associations, commissions, boards and value-added industry associations build capacity in organizational development, strategic planning and emergency preparedness.

Program priorities include:

  • Board governance training/development;
  • Strategic planning;
  • Board leadership development;
  • Board succession planning;
  • Emergency preparedness/crisis planning; and
  • Amalgamation/rationalization assistance.

Funding

Eligible applicants may receive up to $10,000 per year for qualified projects. No matching investment is required. Applications must be approved prior to incurring expenses.

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1. Eligibility

Eligible applicants must be Saskatchewan crop, livestock or value-added agriculture industry associations, commissions or boards representing their sector.

Eligible activities or items include:

  • Organizational development costs, including arms-length third-party consultant fees. Examples include:
    • Board governance training/development;
    • Strategic planning;
    • Board leadership development;
    • Board succession planning;
    • Emergency preparedness/crisis planning; and
    • Legal or accounting fees for amalgamation assistance.
  • Speaker fees/honorariums and facility costs.
  • Reasonable travel expenses required to complete the approved project work.
  • Incremental costs for rental or lease of facilities, equipment or machinery.
  • Up to $300 for capital equipment required specifically for execution of the project.
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2. Ineligible Expenses

IODP provides incremental funding for new initiatives. It is not intended to provide core funding.

Other ineligible expenses include:

  • Salaries of existing employees of the association, commission or board;
  • Funding for extension or technology transfer and communications initiatives;
  • Development of new communication and extension tools, such as website improvements, social media technology, newsletters, production manuals, training videos and webinars;
  • Capital costs more than $300, and purchase of common items that can be used for multiple purposes (e.g. digital cameras, GPS, smartphones, computers, audio visual equipment);
  • Duplication of existing services or incremental funding for existing programs; and
  • Expenses incurred prior to project approval.
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3. Deadlines

Applications can be submitted on an ongoing basis. Applications received by the 15th of the month will typically be reviewed in that month.

Project expenses must be incurred after project approval has been received.

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4. Apply

Note: it is recommended that this application form is saved to your computer before entering in your information.

Download application form

Completed application packages can be submitted by email or mail to:
agprograms@gov.sk.ca
or
Ministry of Agriculture, Programs Branch
329 – 3085 Albert Street
Regina SK  S4S 0B1

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