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Agricultural Climate Solutions Program


Up to $100,000


The goal of the Agricultural Climate Solutions Program (ACS) 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.

Eligible Applicants

The following agriculture sector organization types are eligible to apply for Step 1 and Step 2 of this program:

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

Eligible applicants must be legal entities capable of entering into legally binding agreements. For both grant and contribution funding, eligible activities must be carried out within Canada.

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

  • Indigenous groups
  • producers
  • not-for-profit organizations
  • for-profit organizations
  • academic institutions
  • other federal government departments, including AAFC
  • provincial / territorial departments and agencies
  • municipal governments

Eligible Expenses

Under the Agricultural Climate Solutions Program, funding is available in a 2 step process and will provide 2 types of funding.

  • Step 1 consists of grant funding to support organizations in building capacity, developing networks of participants, and drafting comprehensive project proposals that will be submitted for Step 2 contribution funding and/or collaborative research and development support
    • Step 1 is optional support that can be requested by eligible recipients who wish to apply for Step 2 funding and/or support
    • Applicants may apply for an Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) grant of up to $100,000
  • Step 2 consists of contribution funding and may include collaborative research and development support from AAFC, to implement approved comprehensive project proposals, following the living lab approach
    • Step 2 application process is anticipated to open in August 2021 and close in December 2021; it is expected that approved comprehensive projects will start project activities in spring 2022

Deadline Date

  Step 1: June 15, 2021. Step 2: Anticipated to launch in August 2021 and end in December 2021. Note that the approval of funding under Step 1 grant funding is not a requirement for consideration of funding and/or support under Step 2.


Contact Name: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Agricultural Climate Solutions

Phone Number: 1-877-246-4682

E-mail Address:


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