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Environmental Stewardship and Climate Change – Group


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Application Form

Application Proposal Guide

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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 email only to:

Environmental Stewardship and Climate Change - Group Program

Upcoming Application Intake Dates:


Application Intake Date

Review Meeting Date

On, or prior to, May 1, 2018

May 23, 2018

On, or prior to, August 1, 2018

August 29/30, 2018

On, or prior to, January 31, 2019

February 19, 2019

On, or prior to, March 14, 2019

April 11, 2019

On, or prior to, September 16, 2019

October 14, 2019

On, or prior to, January 30, 2020

February 20, 2020

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

Program Contact

Barbara Archibald

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