$647 Million in Funding AVAILABLE FOR supply-managed poultry and egg producers

 

Funding Overview

The Poultry and Egg On-Farm Investment Program (PEFIP) aims to help supply-managed poultry and egg producers adapt to market changes resulting from the implementation of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). The program supports on-farm investments in:
  • Increasing efficiency or productivity
  • Improving on-farm food safety and biosecurity
  • Improving environmental sustainability
  • Responding to consumer preferences (improving animal welfare, adopting alternative housing systems, transitioning to organic production, etc.)
PEFIP will provide non-repayable contributions of almost $647 million over 10 years. The funding allocations include:
  • $347.3 million for chicken producers
  • $76.9 million for turkey producers
  • $134 million for egg producers
  • $88.6 million for broiler hatching egg producers

Eligible Applicants

  • Be an individual and/or legal entity capable of entering into legally binding agreements/contracts
  • Have held quota/shares of provincial production on January 1, 2021
  • Be one of the following types:
    • Poultry and/or egg producers holding quota
    • Poultry and/or egg producers licensed, or equivalent, by a provincial marketing agency
    • Atlantic Canada Hatching Egg Producers
    • Poultry and/or egg producers under new entrant programs with loaned quota and/or whole-farm leases with loaned quota at the time of the calculation

Eligible Activities

All activities must relate to one or more of the following 4 program objectives, that is on-farm investments in:
  • Increasing efficiency or productivity
  • Improving on-farm food safety and biosecurity
  • Improving environmental sustainability
  • Responding to consumer preferences (improving animal welfare, adopting alternative housing systems, transitioning to organic production, etc.)

A project may be any combination of eligible activities that contributes to achieving the program's objectives.

Eligible activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Hiring of external expertise to assess how the poultry and/or egg farm enterprise can improve efficiencies and productivity
  • Construction of new infrastructure or expansion of infrastructure
  • Building retrofits
  • Purchase of equipment and/or fit-ups of current facilities related to the installation and operation of equipment
  • Conversion of poultry housing system
  • Shipping, transportation and installation of eligible assets/materials (for example, construction materials, equipment, commercial off-the-shelf software and IT infrastructure)
  • Training related to other eligible project activities

Eligible activities must begin on or after March 19, 2019, and they must be completed by March 31, 2031.

Eligible Costs

1. Costs of Capital Assets including:

  • Planning, design and construction of new infrastructure
  • Architectural and engineering plans of new infrastructure and retrofits
  • Construction permits/licenses
  • The acquisition of commercial off-the-shelf software that pertains to poultry and/or egg production
  • Equipment and accessories pertaining to poultry and/or egg production
  • Utility provider fees related to set up of new infrastructure

Note: Used equipment purchased through private sale is ineligible. The program will accept used or refurbished equipment purchased from commercial retailers and/or authorized resellers.

2. Contracted Services, for example:

  • Consulting fees for the planning and redesign of current facilities (Note: Consultant fees are only eligible if the application also includes the implementation of some or all of the consultant's report/recommendations)
  • Labour, tool rental, machinery rental and material pertaining to
    • new infrastructure and retrofits
    • transportation and installation of eligible assets/materials
  • Transportation and installation costs of the eligible assets/materials
  • Required training to properly operate the eligible equipment, accessories and commercial off-the-shelf software

3. Salaries and benefits that pertain to:

  • Transportation and installation of eligible assets/materials
  • New infrastructure and retrofits

4. Non-recurring costs that modernize operations, increase efficiency, biosecurity, environmental sustainability, and/or meet changing consumer demands

Costs must not include any refundable portion of Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax (GST/ HST), value-added taxes, rebates, refunds, or trade-in values.

Deadline

March 31, 2030

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