Dairy Farm Investment Program: Step 5. After you apply

Step 5. After you apply


Detailed Applications will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • Completeness of the Detailed Application (applicant has provided all required information and documentation)
  • Applicant has met all eligibility criteria
  • Scope and duration of activities
  • Proposed activities, including outcomes, support the program objectives and can be measured using the program performance indicators
  • Proposed activities and costs are eligible, reasonable and required to meet the project outcomes
  • All sources of funding are identified
  • Other factors required under the Terms and Conditions of the Program.


Successful applicants will receive a decision package including a written decision letter (Contribution Agreement) outlining the level of assistance awarded and any other conditions if applicable.

Claims for reimbursement

A document providing step-by-step instructions on how to complete a claim will accompany Contribution Agreements for projects with future costs or that are partially retroactive. Detailed Application for fully retroactive projects are considered to be claims. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) will make one payment per project.

Reporting requirements

Recipients will be contacted annually to track progress against project performance measures and will be required to complete a reporting survey which will be sent to AAFC.

Service standards

Once an application has been submitted, an acknowledgment notice will be forwarded to the applicant. Note: An applicant should not consider their application as submitted to the program until they receive the acknowledgement notice.

  1. Respond to general inquiries made to our phone number or email address before the end of the next business day
  2. Acknowledge receipt of your Project Request submission within 3 business days
  3. Send you a payment within 30 business days of receipt of a duly completed and documented claim. This is applicable only if an agreement is signed

Our goal is to achieve our service standards a minimum of 80% of the time under normal circumstances.

Please note that the submission of an application creates no obligation on the part of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to provide funding for the proposed project.

Report on Dairy Farm Investment Program

Phase 1

As of December 2018, the funds for the first phase of the program, valued at $129 million, are fully allocated. The distribution of funding is summarized in the table below.

distribution of funding is summarized
Province Funding allocation in millions (rounded)
British Columbia 12
Alberta 11.8
Saskatchewan 1.4
Manitoba 4.56
Ontario 43.22
Quebec 49.1
New Brunswick 2.4
Nova Scotia 2.97
Prince Edward Island 1.51
Newfoundland and Labrador 0.04
Total 129

Phase 2

As of December 2021, the funds for Phase 2 of the program, valued at $98 million, are fully allocated. The distribution of funding is summarized in the table below.

distribution of funding is summarized for Phase 2
Province Funding allocation in millions (rounded)
Alberta 8.31
British Columbia 7.45
Manitoba 5.19
New Brunswick 1.57
Newfoundland and Labrador 1.17
Nova Scotia 2
Ontario 30.62
Prince Edward Island 1.38
Quebec 34.55
Saskatchewan 5.76
Total 98

The figures above are rounded and subject to minor variation as financial claims are processed.