Sustainable Agriculture Manitoba (SAM): Water Management

By mmuise

Sustainable Agriculture Manitoba (SAM) provides funding to farmers and land managers to implement cost-shared beneficial management practices (BMPs) that increase the environmental and economic sustainability of agriculture operations in Manitoba. The Water Management provides funding to support the adoption of practices that enhance the supply, efficient use, quality and management of water.

Comments on Funding:

Funding takes the form of contributions ranging from $15,000 to $145,000 with a cost share ratio of:
- 30% government and 70% applicant for irrigation efficiency, fertigation, and drainage water management projects;
- 50% government and 50% applicant for water quality, runoff control, water use efficiency, and water supply projects.

Deadline: Applications are closed. Stay tuned for future intake announcements.

Applicants must be primary producers that:

  • have a valid Statement of Completion for an Environmental Farm Plan;
  • manage agricultural land used to produce agricultural products;
  • own land where the project will be executed or have permission from the land owner to execute the project;
  • have a Manitoba Premises Identification Number (livestock producers only);
  • Applicants can be located outside of Manitoba if the project activities have a positive outcome or Manitoba and if they have a valid EFP from their province of residence.
Application Steps:


Documentation Needed:


Other Things to Note:

1. This program is part of the Sustainable Canadian Agriculture Partnership.
2. The intake for this program is currently open, funding requests will be accepted from April 28, 2023 to 11:59 pm on June 13, 2023.
3. Projects must be completed by March 31, 2024.

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