There are a number of funding opportunities and grants available to producers, the following programs can be an asset if you are undertaking a new project or expanding your agricultural business. Please be advised that this website is a resource to notify you of possible agricultural grant programs, it can not be considered accurate or complete, therefore it is advised that you contact the administering organization to receive the most up-to-date information.
Call the Ag Service Board at 403-642-2255 if you have any questions or if you need assistance with your grant application.
2021 Canada-Alberta Livestock Feed Assistance Initiative
On August 6, 2021, the government of Alberta announced an AgriRecovery response, the 2021 Canada-Alberta Livestock Feed Assistance Initiative, to help address the extraordinary costs being incurred by Alberta’s livestock producers because of reduced grazing capacity caused by prolonged dry weather and extreme high temperatures.
The AgriRecovery response provides support and cash flow for Alberta’s livestock producers and beekeepers to cover extraordinary expenses incurred to feed livestock. The federal government is currently evaluating the response.
AgriRecovery responses are cost-shared 60-40 between federal and provincial governments and are designed to cover extraordinary costs not covered by existing business risk management programs, such as those incurred due to extreme drought conditions or other natural disasters.
More information can be found at the following link: https://afsc.ca/income-stabilization/agrirecovery/
The Canadian Agricultural Partnership
The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a five-year, $3 billion federal-provincial-territorial investment in the agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector that began in April 2018, and is the successor of the 2013-18 Growing Forward 2 partnership.
In Alberta, the Canadian Agricultural Partnership represents a federal - provincial investment of $406 million in strategic programs and initiatives for the agricultural sector. In consultation with stakeholders, programs were developed under five themes: Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change; Products, Market Growth and Diversification; Science and Research; Risk Management; and Public Trust.
Visit the program pages to learn more about what is eligible for funding and to access application forms.
You can visit the program using the following link: https://cap.alberta.ca/CAP/
Please be advised that the status and scope of grant programs change frequently, please check with the program contacts by emailing them or call 1(403)-310-FARM (3276) for updates regarding each program. This website is a resource to notify you of possible agricultural grant programs, it can not be considered accurate or complete, therefore it is advised that you contact the administering organization to receive the most up-to-date information.
Each Canadian Agricultural Partnership Program has its Terms and Conditions which describe the program purpose, definitions, eligible expenses, ineligible criteria, terms, associated funding amounts and schedules, project verification, etc. These Terms and Conditions establish the program and if you are intending to apply to the program you should read these thoroughly.
Please be advised that program funding is never guaranteed, and many programs do not allow you to make purchases before application approval, therefore it is recommended that you contact the program contacts for assistance before starting a new project or incurring project expenses to ensure that your activities align with the program terms and conditions.
Government of Canada
Agricultural Programs and Services
The Government of Canada has programs directed toward agricultural services, to view the programs please visit the following link:
Wondering about available grants and funding offered by the Government of Canada and Government of Alberta?
The Government of Canada has a tool which allows you to search for available grants, you can use the tool at the following link:
Ducks Unlimited Canada offers many landowner programs, these include;
The Marginal Areas Program: Farm less. Make more. The new Marginal Areas Program increases your profits while farming fewer acres. It provides a financial incentive to seed those hard-to-access/poorly producing areas to perennial forages.
The Forage Program: Helping with your purchases of Proven Seed forage varieties from Nutrien by underwriting a significant portion of your seed costs.
Alberta Hay/Graze Tender Program: As a unique opportunity for Alberta producers, DUC makes land available for haying and/or grazing with annual tenders.
Wetlands Mapping: Interactive map systems detail Canadian wetlands inventory, wildlife data and more.
Revolving Land Conservation Program: Bringing wildlife and working landscapes together in rural communities.
Wetland Restoration Programs: If wetlands have been drained or altered on your land, we can help you bring them back to life.
Please be advised that this website is a resource to notify you of possible agricultural grant programs, it can not be considered accurate or complete, therefore it is advised that you contact the administering organization to receive the most up-to-date information.