Poultry and Egg On-Farm Investment Program: Step 3. Before you apply
Step 3. Before you apply
Identify your maximum funding amount, as well as your eligible activities and their cost.
The Poultry and Egg On-Farm Investment Program (PEFIP) seeks to ensure the fair distribution of funding across all supply managed producers in the poultry and egg sectors based on the projected impact of market access concessions made under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
PEFIP funding will be allocated by sector (chicken, turkey, eggs, and hatching eggs) and by province according to the provincial shares of the national quota/production. An applicant’s maximum funding amount, or share of the program budget, will be determined based on their share of provincial quota/production as identified by their respective provincial marketing board.
Producers’ share of quota/production will be determined based on quota holdings on January 1, 2021.
Applicants must register with the program and have their license information verified in order to confirm their maximum funding amount. For details on the registration process, please refer to Step 4. How to apply.
Applicants will be able to submit more than one project application over the life of the program, so long as their maximum funding amount has not been exceeded.
All activities must relate to on-farm investments in modernizing operations, increasing efficiency, biosecurity, environmental sustainability, and/or meeting changing consumer demands. Example activities include:
- Hiring of external expertise (consultants) to assess how the poultry and/or egg farm enterprise can improve efficiencies and productivity
- Construction of new barns, expansion of existing barns, and/or building retrofits
- Purchasing, shipping, and installing new equipment (including commercial-off-the-shelf software and IT infrastructure)
- Training to operate new equipment
Eligible project costs will normally be shared between Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and the applicant as follows:
- a maximum of 70% AAFC and a minimum of 30% applicant
Subject to certain conditions, AAFC may provide up to 85% of eligible project costs for young producers who were 35 years old or younger on January 1, 2021.
When including funds from other government sources to meet the applicant's share of eligible costs, the stacking limit must be respected. The stacking limit refers to the maximum level of total Canadian government funding (federal, provincial/territorial, and municipal) a successful applicant can receive towards the total eligible costs of a project.
The maximum level of total government funding cannot exceed 85% of eligible costs per project.
PEFIP allows applicants to apply for projects that have already started, or have been completed, subject to certain conditions.
Applicants may apply for eligible activities that started on or after March 19, 2019 and costs that were incurred on or after March 19, 2019.
If a deposit has been paid before March 19, 2019, or a contract/purchase order signed before March 19, 2019, the cost will be considered ineligible.
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