The Farm Health and Safety Producer Grant program offers financial support, subject to financial constraints, to eligible employers for eligible costs to improve health and safety in their operations and help them comply with the updated Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulation and Code that came into effect on December 1, 2018.
The grant program is now open and accepting applications.
Farmers and ranchers with waged, non-family workers and a Worker Compensation Board (WCB) account are eligible for this program.
Applicants must be an individual or a registered entity operating in Alberta responsible for the day-to-day management and work on the farm, including responsibility for input costs for agricultural crops or livestock producing at least $10,000 worth of farm commodities annually.
Additionally, the applicant must have a WCB clearance letter that indicates the applicant is in good standing and which is dated within 90 days prior of the date stated on the application.
Eligible applicants may apply for financial support for up to 50% of costs for eligible expenses identified in the applicable Funding List. (PDF, 93 KB)
- eligible applicants may submit a maximum of 2 applications per fiscal year
For more information on eligible applicants, funding maximums and other terms and conditions, see the following application forms:
- Farm Safety Application Form – Fillable PDF – Revised Nov 14 207K (PDF, 202 KB)
- Farm Safety Application Form – Printable PDF – Revised Nov 14 67K (PDF, 66 KB)
Refer to the Farm Safety Fundling List 95K (PDF, 93 KB) for the specific expenses that are eligible for funding under the program and which may be included in an application. You must have purchased the product or service and submit invoices to verify the expense. Expenses incurred on or following January 1, 2018 are eligible.
The program provides grants on a cost-shared basis to cover up to 50% of approved eligible expenses incurred by an applicant up to the following maximums: $5,000 per applicant in each fiscal year; and $10,000 per applicant over the program term.
- Farm Safety Funding List (PDF, 93 KB)
How to apply
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Please provide detailed invoices / receipts for all eligible expenses claimed, and which itemize expenses and quantities purchased.
To be considered for funding under the program in a particular fiscal year, an applicant must submit a completed program application form, signed by the applicant or an authorized representative of the applicant:
- Farm Safety Application Form – Fillable PDF (revised November 2018) (PDF, 202 KB)
- Farm Safety Application Form – Printable PDF (revised November 2018) (PDF, 66 KB)
Applicants are also required to provide a WCB clearance letter verifying the applicant’s WCB number and that the applicant is in good standing.
OHS Code resources
Please note that applications sent by email must be PDF scans of signed originals as electronic signatures are not acceptable for application to this program.
Applications must be delivered, by mail or personal delivery,
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
Program Delivery Section
Farm Health and Safety Producer Grant Program
Suite 301, 7000 113 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 5T6