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Efficient Grain Handling Program


Up to $100,000


The Efficient Grain Handling Program is an energy efficiency program intended to assist producers with reducing the overall energy use on their operations. The program will fund equipment that shows a significant energy efficiency improvement over standard practice.

Eligible expenses will be cost-shared at 50% grant and 50% applicant.

The maximum grant funding an applicant can receive from the program is $100,000 over the program term, this includes any funding received through the previous Efficient Grain Dryer program.

Eligible Applicants

To be eligible to apply to the Program, the applicant must be a Primary Producer:

  • operating in Alberta that is responsible for input costs or agricultural crops or livestock producing at least $25,000 worth of farm commodities annually, but does not include a landlord whose only interest in the crop or livestock is that of ownership of the land, and;
  • with either a current Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) Certificate or letter of completion from an EFP technician; or is currently working on an EFP and is in a position to receive an EFP certificate or letter of completion from an EFP technician before the end of the Project Term.

Eligible Expenses

  • Enclosed Dryer Roof, or Enclosed Dryer Top Cover
  • Automatic Moisture-based Controllers
  • High-Efficiency Burners
  • Variable Speed Drives (VSD) for Electric Motors
  • Grain dryer PTO to Electric Motor Conversion
  • Insulated Plenums
  • Exhaust Air Recirculation Systems
  • Heat Exchangers
  • Gravity-Fill Roofs
  • Electrical or gas submeters on Dryers
  • Temperature and moisture monitoring cables for in-bin drying systems
  • Thermostats or thermometers for plenum or burner temperature control on in-bin drying systems
  • Adapter plates for efficiently fitting external heaters to in-bin drying systems
  • Indirect-fired high-efficiency portable aeration dryers
  • Automated bin fan control systems
  • Pipeline to grain dryer – for costs incurred over and above those paid for by the Rural Gas Program to a maximum of $20k/applicant. A quote must be provided by the natural gas provider.

Deadline Date



Contact Name: Government of Alberta- CAP

Phone Number: 310-FARM (3276)

E-mail Address:


Industry: Agriculture, Location: Alberta ,
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