Efficient Grain Handling

By mmuise

The Efficient Grain Handling program assists producers with reducing the overall energy use on their farms. The program supports the purchase of grain handling system components that significantly improve energy efficiency over standard practices.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is a grant ranging from $500 to $100,000 and covering 50% of eligible expenses.
Eligible expenses will be cost-shared at 50% grant and 50% applicant.

Deadline: intake closes on December 22, 2023. Will resume in April 2024

The applicant must:

  • be a primary producer;
  • be responsible for input costs for a crop, bee, or livestock operation that produces at least $25,000 worth of farm commodities annually;
  • not be a landlord whose only interest in a crop, bee, or livestock operation is ownership of the land, and;
  • either:
    a) have a valid and current Alberta Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) certificate or completion letter, or
    b) submit a copy of an EFP letter of completion or certificate with the Reimbursement Claim Form.
Application Steps:


Documentation Needed:


Other Things to Note:

1. To support continued innovation, growth and prosperity, the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) has launched its programs. This 5‐year (2023-2028), $3.5 billion investment includes $1 billion in federal programs and activities and $2.5 billion in cost-shared programs and activities by federal-provincial-territorial governments.
2. Sustainable CAP program to start accepting applications April 3, 2023.

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