Agricultural Clean Technology Program: Adoption Stream: Step 1. What this program offers

Step 1. What this program offers

Important notice

Due to high demand, as of August 1, 2021 the Agricultural Clean Technology Program – Adoption Stream will continue to accept Project Summary Forms but only for funding activities starting as of April 1, 2022. The Project Summary Forms will be kept on file and reviewed at a later date following the commitment of funds up to March 31, 2022.

The program has received hundreds of Project Summary Forms and completed applications. Due to the high demand, processing times are currently longer than the published service standards.

Important changes have been made to the Agricultural Clean Technology (ACT) Program.

The program now has 2 streams:

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

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.