Agricultural Clean Technology (ACT) Program

Receive up to $2M per project in Grant Funding.

The Agricultural Clean Technology (ACT) Program is a $190-million investment that aims to support research, development, and adoption of clean technologies through investments in, and promotion of precision agriculture and agri-based bioproducts. These technologies must help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, generate a wide range of positive impacts, and promote sustainable and clean growth. Funding is allocated through two streams: (1) the Adoption Stream and (2) the Research and Innovation Stream.

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Agricultural Clean Technology (ACT) Program

Amount of Funding

Adoption Stream

  • Funding contributions are non-repayable;
  • Projects should exceed a value of $50,000 of total eligible project costs;
  • The maximum total allotment may not exceed $2 million per project;
  • For-profit organizations may receive up to a maximum of 50% of project costs; and
  • Not-for-profit organizations may receive up to a maximum of 75% of project costs.

Research and Innovation Stream

  • Funding contributions are both repayable and non-repayable;
  • Projects should exceed a value of $50,000 of total eligible project costs;
  • The maximum total allotment may not exceed $2 million per project;
  • For-profit organizations may receive up to a maximum of 50% of project costs; and
  • Not-for-profit organizations may receive up to a maximum of 75% of project costs.
Amount of Funding from the Canadian Government

Agricultural Clean Technology (ACT) Program

Eligible Applicants

Adoption Stream

  • Applicants must be legal, Canadian, entities;
  • For-profit organizations, agriculture and farm businesses included;
  • Not-for-profit organizations;
  • Individuals; and
  • Indigenous organizations.

Research and Innovation Stream

  • Applicants must be legal, Canadian, entities;
  • For-profit organizations, agriculture and farm businesses included;
  • Not-for-profit organizations; and
  • Indigenous organizations.
Eligible Applicants for Canadian Government Funding

Agricultural Clean Technology (ACT) Program

Eligible Activities

Adoption Stream

  • Improvements to energy efficiency systems and technologies;
  • Costs related to agriculture technology which allows for greater precision, such as equipment purchase and installation; and
  • Bioeconomic solutions which utilize waste for the generation of energy.

Research and Innovation Stream

  • Activities related to developing and commercializing clean technologies;
  • Salaries and benefits;
  • Contracted services that have been accumulated;
  • Capital assets and other direct project costs; and
  • Costs related to Administrative responsibilities.
Eligible Expenses for Canadian Government Funding

Agricultural Clean Technology (ACT) Program

Program Deadline

Adoption Stream

Due to an influx of applications, the Adoption Stream will continue accepting project summary forms but only for funding activities starting as of April 1, 2022.

Research and Innovation Stream

Project Summaries will be accepted for the Research and Innovation Stream starting June 16, 2021 until the end of the program on March 31, 2028 or until funding has been fully committed.

Program Deadline for Canadian Government Funding
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