Step 1. What this program offers
Intake period: Closed
Due to high demand, the application intake period for the Agricultural Clean Technology Program – Adoption Stream has been suspended. If your Project Summary Form was received between August 1, 2021 and March 30, 2022, the program may contact you if funding is available.
The application intake period for the Research and Innovation Stream is still open.
As part of the Government of Canada’s strengthened climate plan, A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy, the new Agricultural Clean Technology (ACT) Program aims to create an enabling environment for the development and adoption of clean technology that will help drive the changes required to achieve a low-carbon economy and promote sustainable growth in Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector.
The ACT Program offers support under 2 streams:
- Adoption Stream
- Research and Innovation Stream
The Adoption Stream will support the purchase and installation of commercially available clean technologies and processes with a priority given to those that show evidence of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and other environmental co-benefits.
Eligible activities under the Adoption Stream are of the following nature and type:
- Green energy and energy efficiency
- Precision agriculture
- Bioeconomy solutions
Note: funding will be specifically allocated towards projects under the priority of green energy and energy efficiency, involving the purchase of more efficient grain dryers and fuel switching initiatives.
Support is available in the form of non-repayable contributions from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.