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Environmental Stewardship and Climate Change - Group



Terms and Conditions

Application Form

Application Proposal Guide

Funding List

Budget Template



Program purpose

The purpose of the Environmental Stewardship and Climate Change - Group program is to support extension delivery, carry out applied research, and strategically manage data (through producer groups and agricultural organizations) that improve producer understanding of key environmental practices that, when implemented, can increase market access for the producer.

Eligible activities include:

This program aims to benefit Alberta's agriculture industry by funding organizations, associations, and other groups to deliver extension, carry out applied research, and strategically manage data.. A merit-based approval process will be followed, with two application intake cycles per year.

Activities funded by this program will help industry to protect or improve water quality and soil health, to position itself for success in a low-carbon economy, and to adapt operations to climate change.

Projects funded under this opportunity will help the agriculture industry:

Minimize wasted resources and optimize efficiencies

Implement strategies around risks and opportunities associated with its greenhouse gas emissions

Develop standards and strategies in relation to regional and international sustainability initiatives

Protect or improve market access through environmental practices

Am I eligible for this program?

The following groups, located in Alberta, are eligible to apply:

Applied Research Associations

Forage Associations

Agricultural Commodity Groups

Rural Municipalities

Agricultural Watershed Groups.

How do I apply for this program?

determine whether you are eligible. Refer to the Terms and Conditions.

confirm that the proposed activities are eligible. Eligible activities are listed in the Terms and Conditions.

complete the application form and send your application and supporting documents by mail to:


Environmental Stewardship and Climate Change - Group Program

Suite 302, 7000-113 Street

Edmonton Alberta T6H 5T6

Upcoming Application Intake Dates:

April 3, 2018 - May 1, 2018

May 2, 2018 – August 1, 2018

August 2, 2018 – January 31, 2019


If you have questions about the application process, please contact:


Program Contact

Barbara Archibald

Frequently Asked Questions

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Links & Other Resources

Farm Energy and Agri-Processing Program

Alberta Climate Leadership Plan


April 5, 2018 Webinar

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