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Agricultural Climate Solutions – Living Labs Program


Up to $100,000


The goal of the Agricultural Climate Solutions Program (ACS) – Living Labs Program is to accelerate co-development, testing, adoption, dissemination and monitoring of technologies and practices, including beneficial management practices (BMPs), that sequester carbon and/or mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

The program will consider projects within the following 2 priority areas:

  • Carbon sequestration (for example, cover crops, intercropping, conversion of marginal land to permanent cover, shelterbelts, inclusion of pulses in rotations)
  • Greenhouse gas mitigation (for example, nutrient management, feeding strategies)

Eligible Applicants

The following agriculture sector organization types are eligible to apply for contribution funding:

  • not-for-profit organizations, including producer organizations
  • Indigenous groups

Eligible organizations in Manitoba, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and Quebec are welcome to submit their applications for funding.

Successful applicants will be required to develop a network of project participants to implement their comprehensive project proposal based on the living lab approach. Project participants may include:

  • Indigenous groups
  • producers
  • not-for-profit organizations
  • for-profit organizations
  • academic institutions
  • other federal government departments, including Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • provincial and territorial departments and agencies
  • municipal governments

Eligible Expenses

The following funding opportunities are available:

  • Phase 1: Grant Funding (2022 application process closed on June 30, 2022) – to support organizations in building capacity, developing networks of participants, and drafting comprehensive project proposals that will be submitted for Phase 2 contribution funding and collaborative research and development support
    • Phase 1 is optional support that can be requested by eligible recipients who wish to apply for Phase 2 funding and support
    • Applicants may apply for an Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) grant of up to $100,000
  • Phase 2: Contribution Funding (closes on December 16, 2022) – to implement approved comprehensive project proposals, following the living lab approach
    • Applicants may also request collaborative research and development support from AAFC
    • It is expected that approved comprehensive projects will start project activities in spring 2023

Deadline Date

  Phase 2: Contribution Funding (closes on December 16, 2022)


Contact Name: Agricultural Climate Solutions – Living Labs Program

Phone Number: 1-877-246-4682 or 613-773-2600

E-mail Address:


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