The purpose of the Emergency Preparedness Program is to improve the capacity and readiness of industry and regional authorities to prepare for and respond effectively to an Emergency that has the potential to:
- negatively impact the health of people, livestock and crops in Alberta,
- cause significant economic losses for Alberta’s agriculture and food industry, and/or
- threaten the infrastructure of Irrigation Conveyance Works in Alberta.
The Program provides financial support for the development of, or update to, an Emergency Preparedness Plan, including related training and education.
For funding purposes, the Program has four areas of focus (plant health, livestock health, food safety and irrigation conveyance), each with separate funding constraints.