New program offered in Alberta: Farm Energy and Agri-Processing Program

The Farm Energy and Agri-Processing Program shares costs with the agriculture and agri-processing sector on energy efficiency investments. The Program is designed to encourage energy management which will result in cost savings, energy conservation, and ultimately, reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

The Program offers financial support, subject to financial constraint, to applicants who incorporate high efficiency equipment that is identified in the applicable Funding List in their construction and/or retrofitting projects.

The Producer Funding List is valid from December 1, 2018 until March 31, 2019 at which time it is subject to change. Please continue to check this web page for all updates and changes.

Outreach Officers are available to answer questions about the program, and can provide assistance with the application process. For northern Alberta, contact Amber Kenyon at 780-307-7849. For southern Alberta, contact Vern Steinborn at 403-894-0050. For further information, call the Alberta Ag-Info Centre at 310-FARM (3276)

New program offered in Ontario: CAP & LEADS

Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) are now open for applications for cost-share funding. CAP, a five-year federal-provincial-territorial initiative, supports Canada’s agri-food and agri-products sectors through cost-share funding opportunities.

  • The CAP program provides cost-share funding of 40%, up to a cap of $15,000 per eligible producers.
  • A verified complete 4th Edition EFP or a peer-reviewed 3rd Edition EFP

 

For Ontario, there’s also a separate geographically-targeted component, the Lake Erie Agriculture Demonstrating Sustainability (LEADS) program, which focus on farms that drain into Lake Erie and Lake St.Clair. The LEADS program will support the implementation of Best Management Practices (BMPs) that include ‘Equipment Modifications to Reduce Soil Compaction’.

  • The available cost-share funding is 45-65% or max $20,000 per application and determined by the risk rating identified within your completed Farmland Health Check-Up.
  • Applications are opened on April 3 and will remain open until all available funds are committed.

To apply you must;

  • Have a verified complete 4th Edition or a peer-reviewed 3rd Edition EFP
  • Be located within the Lake Erie or Lake St. Clair watersheds
  • Have a completed Farmland Health Check-Up, working with a participating Certified Crop Advisor

 

*Ineligible for tractors, combines, or self-propelled sprayers

Program Guide for Equipment Modifications to Reduce Soil Compaction

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