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Agricultural Clean Technology (ACT) Program

Value

Program funding for the Adoption Stream is up to $100 million over 5 years, with projects ending March 31, 2026; Program funding for the Research and Innovation Stream is $50 million over 7 years, with this stream ending March 31, 2028.

Description

As part of the Government of Canada’s strengthened climate plan, A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy, the new Agricultural Clean Technology (ACT) Program aims to create an enabling environment for the development and adoption of clean technology that will help drive the changes required to achieve a low-carbon economy and promote sustainable growth in Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector.

The ACT Program offers support under 2 streams:

Eligible Applicants

Eligible applicants for the Adoption Stream:

  • for-profit organizations, including farm businesses and agri-food processors
  • not-for-profit organizations, including co-operatives
  • individuals, sole proprietors
  • Indigenous groups

Eligible applicants for the Research and Innovation Stream:

  • for-profit organizations, including agri-food processors
  • not-for-profit organizations, including co-operatives
  • Indigenous groups

Eligible Expenses

Eligible project costs Adoption Stream will normally be shared as follows:

For-profit:

  • A maximum contribution of 50% from the program
  • A minimum contribution of 50% from the applicant

Not-for-profit:

  • A maximum contribution of 75% from the program
  • A minimum contribution of 25% from the applicant

Eligible project costs for  Research and Innovation Stream will normally be shared as follows:

  • A maximum contribution of 50% from the program
  • A minimum contribution of 50% from the applicant

Deadline Date

  Adoption Stream will continue to accept Project Summary Forms but only for funding activities starting as of April 1, 2022; There is a 2 step application process to the R&I Stream.
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