If your Alberta Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) is more than ten years old, you will need to update it for your farm to be eligible for some funding programs and gain access to certain markets. The Government of Alberta has introduced a new online platform to help with your EFP update.
Effective April 1, 2018, producers will need to have an EFP completion letter dated within the last 10 years
to be considered eligible for cost-share funding with the Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change programs of the Canadian Agriculture Partnership (CAP). For example, if you apply for these programs September 1, 2018, your EFP will need to have been approved on or after September 1, 2008 to be considered “up to date” for funding. Producers with an EFP are eligible for up to $50,000 in grant funding as part of the Growing Forward 2 program (GF2) though additional criteria are required as outlined here
. GF2 is investing $406 million in Alberta over the next five years.
There are several resources found below which can help producers renew their EFP:
- Renewal Period Announcement – click here.
- Renewal Period FAQ – click here.
- Call of the Land Interview – click here.
- Stewardship funding links – click here.
- Canadian Provincial EFP links – click here.
Enquiries may be directed to:
Director, External Relations & Advocacy