Application Forms can only be obtained from the Water Specialist after your LTWMP has been approved (read below).
Application forms for this program can only be obtained from an Agriculture and Forestry (AF) Water Specialist after your Long-Term Water Management Plan (LTWMP) has been approved (see details below). Projects must be identified in a LTWMP that has been approved by an AF Water Specialist prior to starting any construction work or incurring any expenses. The Farm Water Supply Program is not an emergency program.
This program will:
The Farm Water Supply Program shares costs relating to enhancements of a producer’s on-farm water supply management, arising from a Long-Term Water Management Plan (LTWMP). These eligible costs are offered through Standard and Special Incentive projects described in detail in the Farm Water Supply Program Funding List.
Grants are available on a first-come, first-served basis for a variety of water sourcing, conservation and protection projects if they are previously identified in the producer’s approved LTWMP and meet the program’s Terms and Conditions.
Eligible activities include:
Standard Incentive projects
Special Incentive projects
Long-Term Water Management Plan (LTWMP) pre-requisite
Grant Application forms for this program can only be obtained from an AF Water Specialist after your Long-Term Water Management Plan (LTWMP) has been approved. Projects must be identified in a LTWMP that has been approved by an AF Water Specialist prior to starting any construction work or incurring any expenses.
LTWMPs that were approved during GF1 and GF2 are still valid if they are accurate and identify the eligible water project you are interested in completing.
There is no cost to producers for technical assistance provided by AF Water Specialists toward the completion and required prior approval of a Long-Term Water Management Plan.
Am I eligible for this program?
Producers, corporations and not-for-profit organizations with an active agricultural business in Alberta and a minimum of $10,000 of farm commodity production income are eligible. An eligible on-farm water project can be located on private land, rented land and certain types of Crown land subject to prior written approval from the landowner. The land on which a project is completed must be located in the Province of Alberta and must be actively farmed by the person applying for the grant at the time the project is completed.
How do I apply for this program?
Program Delivery Section
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
7000 - 113 Street
Edmonton Alberta T6H 5T6
Or Fax (780) 427-5921
Submission of a completed Grant Application Form to AF does not guarantee that the applicant will receive payment under this Program. No advance payments will be made. Applicants can only receive a grant payment for eligible expenses incurred and documented with the application form.
To find out more about the program, or to speak with an AF Water Specialist, please contact the Ag-Info Centre at 310-FARM (3276).