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Emergency On-Farm Support Fund: Step 3. How to apply

Step 3. How to apply

Before you apply, please read the Applicant guide for detailed information on eligibility criteria and the application process.

AAFC is administering the program to producers in Yukon, Northwest Territories, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Nunavut, Manitoba, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and priority will be given to the highest risk farms for COVID-19 outbreaks.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as quickly as possible.

If you are an agricultural producer in British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island

The program will be delivered by the provincial government or other agency.

If you are an agricultural producer in Yukon, Northwest Territories, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Nunavut, Manitoba, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador

Complete the following steps and apply directly to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

1. Complete the application

PDF forms

If you have problems opening a PDF form in your Internet browser, you need to:

  • Use your computer. The forms may not open on mobile devices (iPads, tablets, mobile phones).
  • Make sure you have Adobe Reader 11 (or higher) already installed on your computer. If not, download Adobe Reader 11 or higher for free. Adobe has help for solving common issues.
  • You must save the file on your computer in a place you can remember.
  • Open the file on your computer using Adobe Reader 11 or higher.
  • If you can’t open the form with Adobe Reader 11 or higher, contact the program.
How to download and open a PDF form
  • Microsoft Windows Operating System computers using “Internet Explorer” or “Microsoft Edge” as your browser
    1. Right-click on the link you want to save
    2. Select “Save target as” or “Save link as”
    3. Choose the location on your computer where you would like to save the file
    4. Select “Save”
    5. Open Adobe Reader 11 or higher
    6. Select “File”
    7. Select “Open”
    8. Go to the location where you saved the file
    9. Select the PDF file
    10. Select “Open”
  • Microsoft Windows Operating System or Apple computers using “Chrome” or Firefox” as your browser
    1. Right-click on the link you want to save
    2. When the option menu appears, choose "Download link file" or "Download link file as"
    3. Choose the location on your computer where you would like to save the file. Your computer will start the download once you have selected a location.
    4. Open Adobe Reader 11 or higher
    5. Go to the location where you saved the file
    6. Select the PDF file
    7. Select “Open”

To apply to the Emergency On-Farm Support Fund, download and complete the application (PDF).

Applicants may apply for costs that were incurred on or after March 15, 2020 ("retroactive costs"). While the program allows for retroactive costs to be submitted, the applicant assumes the risk of not being reimbursed if:

  • some costs are not approved or deemed ineligible
  • costs exceed the maximum allowed under the program
  • all applicable measures of the Quarantine Act were not adhered to
  • funding is not available

2. Submit your completed application

Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications by email.

Contact the program to submit a completed application by email, mail, or fax.

Submitting an application creates no obligation on the part of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to provide funding. Funding is only provided through a Contribution Agreement.

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