Overview

The Farm Energy and Agri-Processing Program is designed to encourage energy management which will result in cost savings, energy conservation, and ultimately, reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

The Program offers financial support, subject to financial constraint, to applicants who incorporate high efficiency equipment that is identified in the applicable Funding List in their construction and / or retrofitting projects. Applications will be considered for approval on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to Program funding constraints.

Funding

The Applicant cannot receive any other government funding at any time for equipment purchased under the Program. There is a $250,000.00 funding maximum per applicant per year.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply to this Program, a person must be:

  • a Primary Producer;
  • an Agri-Processor; or
  • an entity that is both a Primary Producer and an Agri-Processor

Activities

Subject to the details outlined in the Terms and Conditions, the following activities may be included in an Application:

  • for Applicants who are Primary Producers, the purchase of equipment that is identified or referred to in the Primary Producer Funding List
  • for Applicants who are Agri-Processors, the purchase of equipment that is listed or referred to in the Agri-Processor Funding List

Applicants who are both Primary Producers and AgriProcessors, the purchase of equipment that is identified or referred to in the Primary Producer Funding List or the AgriProcessor Funding List, can be applied for provided that the equipment to be purchased from the respective Funding List is to be installed in the applicable operation of the Applicant.

Equipment

All equipment purchased under the Program must:

  • be used in the Applicant’s agricultural operation producing a primary commodity or in the Applicant’s agri-processing operation producing a value-added agri-product, as applicable,
  • considered by the Minister to be acceptably energy efficient

The Applicant cannot receive any other government funding at any time for equipment purchased under the Program. There is a $250,000.00 funding maximum per applicant per year.

How to apply

Step 1. Read the guidelines

Read the Program Terms and Conditions (PDF, 192 KB) and Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 50 KB).

Refer to the FEAP Producer Funding List (PDF, 163 KB) and FEAP Processor Funding List (PDF, 180 KB) to learn about detailed eligibility.

Step 2. Complete the application package

Complete and sign a Program Application Form (PDF, 225 KB) (fillable) or Program Application Form (PDF, 350 KB) (printable). If you choose the fillable form it should be printed and signed and dated.

Attach a quote for each piece of equipment. If available, also attach a spec sheet citing the efficiency rating of the equipment.

Remember to:

  • include quotes that have a price per item
  • sign the statement of certification
  • fill all required fields, including project start and end dates
  • include all other supporting documents

If you need help with the application please call 310- FARM.

Step 3. Submit the application package

E-mail a signed copy of the form and supporting documents to af.feap@gov.ab.ca or mail it to:

Farm Energy and Agri-Processing Programs
Suite 302, 7000 113 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 5T6
Do not submit applications by fax.

After you apply

Successful applicants will receive a letter stating their approval for a grant, detailing the equipment for which costs will be shared.

Links and other resources

Summary of GHG Emissions Reductions

Refer to the Farm Energy and Agri-Processing Program fact sheets for more information:

Factsheets

Contact

Connect with Outreach Officers who are available to answer questions about the program, and can provide assistance with the application process:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Northern Alberta, contact Amber Kenyon at 780-307-7849
Southern Alberta, contact Vern Steinborn at 403-894-0050
Eastern Alberta, contact Rongrong Xiang at 780-853-0222
For further information, call the Alberta Ag-Info Centre at 310-FARM (3276)
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: af.feap@gov.ab.ca

Mail / Reception / Courier:
Farm Energy and Agri-Processing Programs
Suite 302, 7000 113 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 5T6