Dairy Farm Investment Program – 2. Eligibility

2. Eligibility

Eligible applicants must be legal entities capable of entering into legally binding agreements.

Eligible applicants must be Canadian licensed cow's milk producers.

Eligible activities

Eligible activities must relate to improving productivity of milk production from cows in Canada, such as:

Eligible projects

Two types of projects are eligible. Each application must be presented as either:

A Large Investment Project is the purchase of:

Eligible costs of a Large Investment Project can be reimbursed up to 50%, to the program maximum funding amount of $250,000.

A Small Investment Project is any other investment in eligible equipment (that is an investment that does not meet the criteria for a Large Investment Project).

Eligible costs of a Small Investment Project can be reimbursed up to 50%, to a maximum of $60,000.

Eligible equipment types

The purchase of used equipment is ineligible. Only barn equipment that is new and commercially available is eligible.

Examples include:

A comprehensive list of eligible equipment types can be found in Annex A of the Applicant Guide.

Costs related to the purchase and installation of equipment are also eligible under the program (examples include retrofits, shipping, translation for training documents).

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