Agriculture and Food Processing Development Program aims to provided for diversification and implementation of new technologies to increase productive capacity as well as support the development of value-added agri-products.
Eligible applicants include:
- NWT residents
- NWT farmers
- food producers
- Local and Indigenous governments involved in the agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products industry (this includes individuals, businesses, Indigenous organizations, industry associations and non-for-profits whose mandate is related to agriculture and agri-foods production or processing).
Funding is available in several areas:
- A maximum of $3,000 per year, for the first two years of operation to assist agricultural start-up or new-entrant producers and processors with initial operating costs such as seed, transplants, fertilizer and biological controls, to.
- A maximum of $15,000 annually to assist agricultural producers and agri-food processors to offset the cost of harvesting, processing or other specialized equipment to support their operation.
- A maximum of $15,000 over the five-year life of the program to support the purchase and construction of food storage facilities.
- A maximum of $15,000 over the five-year life of the program for activities to increase the productive capacity of commercial (e.g. >150 m2) greenhouses to a maximum of $20 per square metre.
- A maximum of $15,000 over the five-year life of the program to assist with the purchase of materials and construction of a commercial (>150 m2) greenhouse selling products to the public.
- A maximum of $15,000 annually for the implementation of new technologies to encourage greater process efficiencies or improved yields to a maximum of $15,000 annually.
- A maximum of $7500 annually, and $15,000 over the five-year life of the program. for agriculture land sustainability and diversification activities, including the clearing and breaking of land and other improvements, such as fencing, to a maximum of $1,000 per 900 m2 (this equates to 9,688 square feet or approximately ¼ acre)
- A maximum of $10,000 over the five-year life of the program for other activities which may include hiring third-party labour and consultant services for professional, technical and analytical support.
- A maximum of $15,000 over the five-year life of the program to offset the costs of materials, or minor construction of commercial livestock or other production facilities, to a program maximum of 75% of project costs.
Contact Name: Northwest Territories Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment
Phone Number: 867-767-9205 ext. 63107