Type of Program:
The Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture program aims to foster an agricultural industry that is environmentally sustainable, responsive to the impacts of climate change and contributes to a reduction in the emission of greenhouse gases. It provides support for the following elements: Environmental Management Planning, Agro-Environmental Clubs, Food Processor / Packer / Abattoir Waste Management Systems and Adoption of Environmental Beneficial Management Practices.
Comments on Funding:
Funding ranges from 30% to 100% cost share, up to a maximum of $50,000 depending on the element and on the activity.
Agriculture producers considered New Entrants (individuals who have reported farming income or owned a farm for 5 years or less) are eligible for an additional 10% contribution, provided the contribution does not exceed the established maximums under each program.
When It Ends:
Applicants for the Environmental Management Planning Program must:
Applicants for the Agro-Environmental Club Program must be New Brunswick agricultural producer associations.
Applicants for the Food Processor / Packer / Abattoir Waste Management Systems Program must:
Applicants for the Adoption of Environmental Beneficial Management Practices Program must:
submit a completed application form and any additional required documentation to any Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries (DAAF) regional office or directly to the CAP Administrator, Industry Financial Programs, Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries, P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1, or by e-mail to CAP.ADMIN@gnb.ca.
submit the signed Letter of Offer received upon approval within 30 days from receiving it,
provide DAAF any necessary information related to the evaluation of the project and demonstrate a significant contribution to the project.
Applicants must submit:
Upon project completion, the completed Claim for Reimbursement form must be forwarded to the designated Project Officer together with a detailed invoice and proof of payment (an original receipt, image of cancelled cheque (front and back), or statement from financial institution showing transaction).
Other Things to Note:
This program is part of The Canada / New Brunswick Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP).
Approved projects must be completed within the fiscal year for which they were approved (April 1 to March 31).