African Swine Fever Industry Preparedness Program: Prevention and Preparedness Stream - Step 1. What this program offers

Step 1. What this program offers

Intake period: Open

The application intake period for the program is open.

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until November 30, 2023 or until otherwise announced here.

The program ends March 31, 2024.

The African Swine Fever Prevention and Preparedness investment aims to enhance efforts to prevent African swine fever (ASF) from entering Canada and prepare for a potential outbreak.

As part of the investment from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the African Swine Fever Industry Preparedness Program (ASFIPP) will provide up to $23.4 million over 2 years. The program supports the pork industry to:

  • address identified gaps in prevention and mitigation efforts
  • develop the tools, partnerships, and activities needed to ensure the early detection of ASF and an effective emergency response in case of an outbreak

For more information on ASF, please visit the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

The ASFIPP offers support under 2 streams:

  1. Prevention and Preparedness Stream
  2. Welfare Slaughter and Disposal Stream

Note: There is a separate application process for the African Swine Fever Industry Preparedness Program: Welfare Slaughter and Disposal Stream.

What you can receive

The Prevention and Preparedness Stream will provide non-repayable contributions to projects that focus on one or more of the following priorities:

  • Biosecurity assessment and improvements including wild pig management
  • Sector analysis, communication and engagement
  • African swine fever-related research projects

The maximum AAFC contribution for a project will normally not exceed $1 million over 2 years (2022-2023 to 2023-2024).

 Eligible provincial/territorial/municipal government applicants may apply for funding up to 60% of total eligible costs. All other eligible applicants may apply for funding up to 85% of total eligible costs.

Total government funding (including federal, provincial, territorial and municipal governments or their agencies) will not typically exceed 85% of total eligible costs.