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Risk Mitigation program temporarily suspended

The Risk Mitigation Program has been temporarily suspended for further review at this time. Program updates will be provided as soon as they become available. We appreciate your patience as we work to offer the best programing to proactively mitigate risks to protect and safeguard Alberta’s agricultural industry.

Program Purpose

The program will support projects that proactively mitigate risks to protect and safeguard Alberta’s animal and plant resources, farm families and workers, food supply, and irrigation conveyance works.

Funding is available for projects that mitigate risks in the following seven (7) Subject Areas: Animal Health Biosecurity; Animal Health Traceability; Animal Welfare Humane Slaughter; Food Safety; Irrigation Conveyance Works; Farm Safety; and Plant Health.

Program Terms and Conditions / Subject Area Documents

The Program Terms and Conditions contain the general rules that apply to all Applicants under the Program. Each Subject Area has a separate Criteria Document that contains the specific rules about a particular Subject Area which also apply to Applicants under that Subject Area. Applicants are governed by both these Program Terms and Conditions, as well as the Subject Area Criteria Document for the specific Subject Area the Applicant is applying under.

Before You Apply

Contact the Subject Area Contact (listed below) before starting the application process to learn more about program eligibility and requirements.


There is limited funding in the Program. Applications will be divided into the seven streams based on the Subject Area the Applicant is applying under. Applications completed to the satisfaction of the Minister will be considered for approval as described in the Subject Area Criteria Document governing the Subject Area the Applicant is applying under.

Am I eligible for this program?

The eligible applicants for the program include:

· agri-processors, industry associations, post-secondary institutions, rural municipalities, managers of irrigation conveyance works, federally and provincially licensed slaughtering facilities, farm service providers, and operators of livestock intermediary sites.

· Although individual producers are not eligible applicants under the program, industry-led projects will often involve producer participation and have results that benefit a segment of or the whole industry.

Program Contact Information

For inquiries, please contact the Subject Area Contact listed in the table on this webpage.

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