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Sustainable CAP Water Program Changes

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A reminder to our agricultural producers that funding under the new Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership Water Program is available. 

There are some differences to the On-Farm Water Supply Stream, as follows:

  • Construction must be started, and costs incurred, after April 1, 2023, for any eligible projects
  • Standard incentives for new or expanded water source development projects will continue to be cost-shared at 25% grant funding and 75% applicant funding. Eligible projects may include wells, spring developments, dugouts, dams, permanent cisterns, tie-ins to a multi-user water supply pipeline, and unshared pipelines. Off-source watering systems are only eligible as part of an eligible new or expanded water source development. If the water source development is not eligible for funding, the off-source watering is not eligible for funding. The maximum grant for a water source development is $7,500, with a program maximum of $15,000 for all standard incentive projects.
  • Clients must speak to an AGI Water Specialist and receive a signed Construction Sheet prior to constructing or incurring any expenses for dugouts, dams, or spring developments
  • The cost share for Special Incentives, such as well de-commissioning and well pit removals, has changed depending on the number of projects, to 50% cost share for one, 60% for two, and 75% for three or more.

More information can be found on the program website here, and specifically in the Program Funding List: Water-Farm Water Supply - Funding List. Here you can also sign up for program notifications, to ensure you receive updates on any program changes.

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