Part of Programs

Resiliency and Public Trust Program

Supports stakeholders in gaining resiliency and building public trust in Alberta’s agriculture and agri-food sectors.

Important dates

Applications being accepted starting December 20, 2023

Overview

The Resiliency and Public Trust Program enables stakeholders to gain resiliency and build public trust in Alberta’s agriculture and agri-food sectors. This includes opportunities for better awareness and education about industry best practices and the development, adoption and enhancement of assurance systems that will help to build trust and resiliency in the industry.

Priority areas to increase resiliency and public trust include:

  • animal health
  • animal welfare
  • biosecurity
  • sustainability integration
  • food safety
  • plant health
  • apiculture
  • quality standards
  • livestock traceability
  • mental health
  • farm safety
  • agriculture literacy
  • youth agriculture education
  • industry governance

The program aims to support the agriculture and agri-food sectors in adapting to evolving challenges, promoting sustainable practices, and building public trust. This will ensure a resilient and prosperous future for Alberta agriculture.

Funding

There is limited funding in the program. Applications are considered on a case-by-case basis, will be assessed against program eligibility criteria and are subject to program funding constraints.

Submitting a completed application does not guarantee that you will receive payment under this program.

Maximums

  • You may not receive more than $500,000 per year under your grant agreement.
  • The maximum grant payable for eligible non-capital expenses is $250,000 per year, per grant agreement.

Cost shares

  • Eligible non-capital expenses shall be cost-shared at 60% grant and 40% eligible applicant.
  • Eligible capital expenses shall be cost-shared 25% grant and 75% eligible applicant.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants

The following entities are eligible to apply for this program:

  • agri-processors
  • industry organizations
  • fee-for-service providers
  • post-secondary institutions
  • not-for-profit organizations, registered in Alberta, that have been operating for a minimum of one year and whose provincial or federal filings are up to date
  • municipalities
  • school authorities
  • any other person deemed by the Minister to be eligible for the program

Indigenous applicants

The province is committed to supporting the success of Indigenous businesses in the agriculture and food sector. We understand that Indigenous businesses may have distinct characteristics reflective of regulatory, operational, cultural, and other factors affecting their business history and operation. We aim for flexibility in our programs. In this provision, “Indigenous” means First Nations, Inuit, or Métis.

Eligible activities

For a complete list of eligible expenses and activities please see the Resiliency and Public Trust Funding List.

How to apply

Step 1: Check your eligibility

Review the Resiliency and Public Trust Terms and Conditions to:

  • see if you are eligible
  • confirm that your proposed activities are eligible

Step 2: Complete application form

Complete and sign the Resiliency and Public Trust application form.

Step 3: Submit application form

Submit the completed application form and supporting documents by email to:
[email protected].

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After you apply

Once you have submitted your application and documentation you may be contacted for additional information.

Applications will be accepted and processed continually throughout the program intake period, with approvals occurring bimonthly (February, April, June, August, October, December), unless otherwise stated.

Processing times

It may take up to 12 weeks to receive notification of a decision of project support.

Resources

Contact

Connect with the Resiliency and Public Trust Program team:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Toll free: 310-FARM (3276) (in Alberta)
Phone: 403-742-7901 (outside Alberta)
Email: [email protected]