Dairy Farm Investment Program: Step 2. Who is eligible

Step 2. Who is eligible

Applicants must ensure that they meet all eligibility criteria before applying.

Under DFIP Phase 2, eligible applicants must be legal entities capable of entering into legally binding agreements in Canada. Eligible applicants must be Canadian licensed cow’s milk producers. Applicants must own a valid dairy license stating the production quota and be registered with a provincial milk marketing board.

Applicants not approved under Phase 1 must re-apply if they wish to have their project considered under Phase 2.

An applicant may submit only one application per dairy license for Phase 2.

Ineligible applicants include:

  • other types of dairy producers (for example goat, sheep, water buffalo)
  • any applicant who does not own a dairy license (that is any individual or any business renting or leasing a dairy license, or in the process of acquiring a license is ineligible)
  • any dairy license owned by a cow’s milk producer that was assigned funding under Phase 1 of the DFIP; if an applicant holds other dairy licenses, they will be able to apply under Phase 2
  • educational institutions