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Posted: Saturday, February 11, 2023

Agricultural Clean Technology (ACT) Program-Research and Innovation Stream

Government of Canada


The Agricultural Clean Technology (ACT) Program is a $190-million investment that aims to support research, development, and adoption of clean technologies through investments in, and promotion of precision agriculture and agri-based bioproducts. These technologies must help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, generate a wide range of positive impacts, and promote sustainable and clean growth. Funding is allocated through two streams: (1) the Adoption Stream and (2) the Research and Innovation Stream.


  • Applicants must be legal, Canadian, entities;
  • For-profit organizations, agriculture and farm businesses included;
  • Not-for-profit organizations; and
  • Indigenous organizations.


  • Funding contributions are both repayable and non-repayable;
  • Projects should exceed a value of $50,000 of total eligible project costs;
  • The maximum total allotment may not exceed $2 million per project;
  • For-profit organizations may receive up to a maximum of 50% of project costs; and
  • Not-for-profit organizations may receive up to a maximum of 75% of project costs.

How to Apply

1. Complete a Project Summary form

The Project Summary form will help to determine your project’s eligibility and alignment with program criteria and priorities prior to you preparing a full application. It will also facilitate a discussion between you and program staff about your project.

For more information, refer to Annex C: How to complete a Project Summary form.

2. Complete a Project Application form

Following the submission of a Project Summary form, you may be invited to submit a Project Application form. Program staff would provide the form and instructions.

Application Period

Project Summaries will be accepted for the Research and Innovation Stream starting June 16, 2021 until the end of the program on March 31, 2028 or until funding has been fully committed.
Contact Name: Government of Canada
Contact Phone: 1-877-246-4682
Contact Email: [email protected]
Subject Area(s): Green Energy, Agriculture / Aquaculture
Last Reviewed: February 11, 2023, 4:08 pm
Deadline: Friday, March 31, 2028
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