The Agricultural Clean Technology Program is offering funding for businesses research and development in adopting clean technology, that will lead to a low-carbon economy and foster sustainable growth in the agriculture and agri-food sector.
This program consists of two streams:
Research and Innovation: Pre-market focused through research, development, demonstration, and commercialization activities
Adoption: Revolves around the adoption of commercially available clean technologies and processes. Prioritizes those that show evidence of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, plus other environmental co-benefits.
Type of Funding Available
Project funding includes contributions that are non-repayable for research, development, and demonstration activities and repayable for activities that entail commercialization and scale-up. The maximum amount recipients can receive is 2 million per project and 5 million for recipients with multiple projects.
Funding is available on a cost sharing basis of 50:50 where 50% of eligible project costs are funded by the program and 50% by the approved applicant. There is a possible 60:40 cost sharing formula limited to underrepresented groups. Not-for-profits claiming the adoption stream will receive funding on a 75:25 cost sharing basis.
- Legal entities with project work and activities carried out in Canada
- For-profit organizations, including agri-food processors
- Not-for-profit organizations, including co-operatives
- Individuals, sole proprietors
- Indigenous groups
- Green energy and energy efficiency
- Precision agriculture
- Applied research and development of clean technologies
- Piloting and evaluating clean technologies
- Demonstration and knowledge and technology transfer activities
- Commercializing and scaling up clean technologies
- Other activities that support the R&I Stream (to be assessed by program)
- Incremental, relevant, reasonable, and essential expenses that are essential to perform eligible activities and are outlined in the contribution agreement
Funding for the Research and Innovation stream is available until March 31, 2028.
The Adoption stream will accept applicants until March 31, 2022, for activities starting April 1, 2022.