Over $150M in Grant Funding Available for Implementing Green Technology in the Canadian Agriculture Sector
In an effort to strengthen Canada’s climate plan, the Government of Canada has implemented a new Agriculture Clean Technology (ACT) Program. The goal of this program is to encourage the adoption of clean technology, ultimately resulting in the changes needed to ensure Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector achieves an improved low-carbon economy status. A new Adoption Stream offered through the ACT Program is now open and accepting applications, with over $150M available over the next 5 years.
The Adoption Stream supports the purchase and installation of commercially available clean technologies and equipment. Priority will be given to those that show a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental co-benefits.
The Adoption Stream will support the purchase and installation of commercially available clean technologies and equipment with a priority given to those that show evidence of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and other environmental co-benefits.
Eligible activities under the Adoption Stream are of the following nature and type:
- Energy efficiency improvements that enable better management of energy-intensive agricultural processes
- Precision agriculture practices and equipment that contributes to a reduced input use
- Bio-economy solutions that use agricultural waste and by-products to generate energy or create bio-products
Note: Funding will be specifically allocated towards projects under the priority of green energy and energy efficiency, involving the purchase of more efficient grain dryers and fuel switching initiatives.
Eligible applicants include:
- For-profit organizations, including farm businesses and agri-food processors
- Not-for-profit organizations, including co-operatives
- Individuals, sole proprietors
- Indigenous groups
- The Adoption Stream will focus its support on projects valued at $50,000 or more of total eligible project costs
- For-profit organizations will receive a maximum contribution of 50%
- Non-for-profit will receive a maximum contribution of 75%
- The maximum amount payable to a recipient will generally not exceed $2 million per project
- Support is available in the form of non-repayable contributions from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada