Step 4. How to apply
Before you apply, please read the Applicant guide for detailed information on eligibility criteria, support and funding available, and the application process.
The Poultry and Egg On-Farm Investment Program (PEFIP) has a 2 step application process:
1. Register with the program
You can use the Poultry and Egg On-Farm Investment Program Online System (PEFIPOS) to register for the program.
- is the primary method for applicants to register and to submit Project Applications and claims
- simplifies these processes for applicants, making it faster for information to get to the program
- expedites processing of registrations and Project Applications
- validates your license information, to confirm your maximum funding amount under the program
If you are unable to access the PEFIPOS, contact the program to receive and submit the necessary forms through alternate formats.
How to register
In the PEFIPOS:
- create a "User" profile for yourself
- create a "Participant" profile for the entity (that is, the individual, business, partnership or trust) that holds the license and that will apply for project funding
Once you have created your Participant profile, the PEFIPOS will automatically compare the license details from your Participant profile against the registry information provided by the national and provincial organizations who represent the poultry and egg sectors to confirm eligible applicants
- If the license information is a match, the registration is considered validated and the Participant Status will show as "Confirmed" on the Participant Dashboard. Your maximum funding amount(s) will appear on the same page, in the Participant Licenses table, under the column "Funding Limit Associated to License #." You can then create and submit a Project Application.
- If the license information is not a match, the registration will be incomplete/ not yet validated. The Participant Status will show as "Pending License Validation" on the Participant Dashboard. In addition:
- If you only included 1 license in your Participant profile, the "Funding Limit Associated to License #," which is your maximum funding amount, will show as a blank field in the Participant Licenses table. You can begin drafting a Project Application but you will be limited up to Step 3 (the Budget Summary) until the "Pending License Validation" is resolved and your maximum funding amount is identified.
- If you included more than 1 license in your Participant profile and your Participant Status shows as "Pending License Validation" – it means the details you provided on one or more of your licenses did not match the registry. A Participant Status will only show as "Confirmed" if all the licenses included in the Participant profile have been validated.
In such cases, the maximum funding amount(s) will only appear under the column "Funding Limit Associated to License #" for the license(s) where the information provided was a match to the registry. The "Funding Limit Associated to License #" will show as a blank field for the license(s) where the details did not match the registry. You can create and submit a Project Application but you will only have access to the maximum funding amounts of the licenses that have been validated. Your Participant Status will remain "Pending License Validation" until all license validations have been resolved.
Applicants with multiple licenses in the poultry and egg sectors are strongly encouraged to review Annex A of the Applicant guide for more details on registering multiple licenses and structuring Project Applications.
The PEFIPOS will notify program staff when a registration cannot be completed/validated due to "Pending License Validation". The program will contact the applicant, with a target service standard of 5 business days, at the email or phone number provided in the Participant profile, to resolve the registration.
Applicants may be required to provide additional documentation (for example, license documents) as part of their registration validation.
Applicants should be aware that:
- at the launch of application intake, the program will prioritize resolving those registrations that are incomplete due to "Pending License Validation", as flagged by the PEFIPOS
- the high volume of registrations and project applications anticipated for the program's first few months may impact service standards
- the program will work to resolve incomplete registrations and license validation issues in the order they are flagged by the PEFIPOS
- contacting the program will not change an applicant's standing in the queue for resolution
2. Complete and submit a Project Application by March 31, 2030
How to create a Project Application
Once you have created a Participant profile in the PEFIPOS, you may start a Project Application by selecting 'Create Application' from under Participant Projects on the Participant Dashboard. If your registration is incomplete due to "Pending License Validation," you will be able to create an application but you may not be able to submit until the "Pending License Validation" is resolved. See Register with the program for more details.
A complete Project Application will include:
- Supporting documentation for eligible costs (such as quotes, invoices, proof of payment)
- If relevant, a copy of the organization's Articles of Incorporation (or other similar documentation in respect of a cooperative or trust)
- Proof of financing (optional)
- Proof of activity (for retroactive activities)
The above materials can be uploaded to the PEFIPOS on the "Attachments" tab of a Project Application.
How to submit a Project Application
When you have a complete Project Application, select "Submit Detailed Application", from the last tab of the Project Application form in the PEFIPOS, to submit your application.
Project Applications must be received before March 31, 2030, which is the end of the 9th year of the program. To help ensure that program funding is fully utilized, PEFIP may re-allocate (in consultation with the national marketing organizations) any unused funding in the program's 10th and final year in 2031.