The purpose of the Emergency Preparedness Program is to improve the capacity and readiness of industry and regional authorities to prepare for and respond effectively to an Emergency that has the potential to:
· negatively impact the health of people, livestock and crops in Alberta,
· cause significant economic losses for Alberta’s agriculture and food industry, and/or
· threaten the infrastructure of Irrigation Conveyance Works in Alberta.
The Program provides financial support for the development of, or update to, an Emergency Preparedness Plan, including related training and education.
For funding purposes, the Program has four areas of focus (plant health, livestock health, food safety and irrigation conveyance), each with separate funding constraints.
Program Terms and Conditions
The Program Terms and Conditions contain the general rules that apply to all Applicants under the Program.
Current Application Intake Deadline
August 30, 2019
Before You Apply
Contact the Area of Focus Contact (listed below) before starting the application process to learn more about program eligibility and requirements.
Area of Focus Information
Area of Focus Contact: Tanya Warren
Area of Focus Contact: Drew Hiltz
Area of Focus Contact: Bonnie Chiu
Irrigation Conveyance Works
Area of Focus Contact: Jennifer Nitschelm
There is limited funding in the Program. Applications will be divided into the four streams based on the areas of focus the Applicant is applying under. Applications completed to the satisfaction of the Minister will be considered for approval as described in the Program Terms and Conditions.
Am I eligible for this program?
The eligible applicants for the program include:
Industry Organizations, Municipalities, Indian Bands, Métis Settlements, Irrigation Districts, registered associations representing Irrigation Districts and registered associations representing groups of Irrigators who share access to and use of Irrigation Works, and whose purpose is the development or improvement of these works.