Agriculture and Resource Development

CAP - Ag Action Manitoba - Assurance : Ecological Goods and Services

The Assurance: Ecological Goods and Services grant helps watershed districts to work with farmers to implement sustainable environmental practices.

Who can apply?

Watershed districts are eligible to apply.

When is the application deadline?

Closed. Applications are not being received at this time.

What do we fund?

Eligible projects include activities related to:

  • water retention and runoff management
  • wetland restoration and enhancement
  • soil health improvement
  • riparian area enhancement
  • natural upland area rejuvenation and enhancement
  • land rehabilitation
  • tree plantings and woodlot management

How much may we fund?

Watershed districts can be reimbursed for up to 100 per cent of total approved costs, with no funding cap.

BEFORE YOU APPLY:

Consult the full program guidelines. Please note that participating farmers working with Watershed Districts must have a valid Statement of Completion certificate for an Environmental Farm Plan (EFP).

CONTACT US:

Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development
CAP-Ag Action Manitoba
Toll Free telephone: 1-844-769-6224
Email: agaction@gov.mb.ca
Website: https://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/canadian-agricultural-partnership/ag-action-manitoba-program/

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CAP - Ag Action Manitoba - Assurance: Environment Beneficial Management Practices (BMPs)

The Assurance: Environment grant helps farmers and industry service providers implement and adopt beneficial management practices (BMPs) as identified in Environmental Farm Plans. The purpose is to enhance Manitoba's and Canada's reputation as a supplier of safe, high-quality foods that are produced in an environmentally responsible manner.

Who can apply?

Farmers, including individuals, partnerships, or registered corporations or co-operatives are eligible to apply if their activities related to the application occur in Manitoba. Eligible industry service providers include the Association of Manitoba Community Pastures and licensed commercial manure applicators.

When is the application deadline?

Closed. Applications are not being received at this time.

What do we fund?

For farmers, eligible sectors include:

  • resource efficiency planning
  • soil improvement
  • greenhouse gas reduction
  • manure and livestock management
  • drainage water management
  • hazardous products management

For industry service providers, eligible sectors include:

  • direct manure injection
  • in-season manure application
  • improved pasture and forage quality
  • managing livestock access to riparian areas

How much may we fund?

Government support cannot exceed 25 or 50 per cent of eligible expenses, depending on project type, with varying funding caps from $5,000 to $100,000. The total maximum amount payable to one farm operation is $60,000 (not including BMP: Barn Odour Reduction and BMP: Managing Livestock Access to Riparian Areas) over the term of the Ag Action Manitoba program. Farmers may apply and receive funding for more than one BMP over the term of Ag Action Manitoba. Only one application per BMP on the same parcel of land and/or for a single project where there may be common components across multiple applications, will be eligible for funding.

BEFORE YOU APPLY:

Consult the full program guidelines. Farmers must have a valid Statement of Completion for an Environmental Farm Plan and can be from inside or outside of Manitoba as long as the activities related to the application occur in Manitoba or have a positive outcome for Manitoba.

CONTACT US:

Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development
CAP-Ag Action Manitoba
Toll Free telephone: 1-844-769-6224
Email: agaction@gov.mb.ca
Website: https://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/canadian-agricultural-partnership/ag-action-manitoba-program/

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CAP - Ag Action Manitoba - Capital Assets and Equipment

The Capital Assets and Equipment grants, for projects under and over $1 million, help agri-processors and industry service providers with capital investments that support enhanced efficiency, productivity and environmental sustainability.

Who can apply?

Agri-Processors: Agri-food and agri-product processors and abattoirs involved in value-added activities to produce or package agri-products for market are eligible to apply.

Industry Service Providers: Food distributors and licensed commercial kitchens are eligible to apply.

When is the application deadline?

For projects under $1 million, the next intake opens May 1, 2020. To be eligible for consideration, applications must be received between May 1, 2020 and 11:59 pm CST on June 1, 2020.

For projects over $1 million, applications are received on a continual basis subject to funding availability.

What do we fund?

Eligible activities must occur in Manitoba and can include:

  • new and innovative technology
  • process automation
  • production scale-up
  • addition of equipment incremental to current operations
  • skill development and training
  • major expansion projects, including those that address environmental sustainability, such as wastewater treatment

How much may we fund?

For projects under $1 million, government support cannot exceed 25 per cent of eligible expenses, to a maximum of $50,000 per fiscal year or $100,000 over the life of the program, subject to available funds and project priority. Projects must be a minimum of $10,000.

For projects over $1 million, government support cannot exceed 25 per cent of the first $100,000 of eligible expenses, and 10 per cent of expenses over the first $100,000, to a maximum contribution of $2.5 million.

BEFORE YOU APPLY:

Consult the full program guidelines.

CONTACT US:

Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development
CAP-Ag Action Manitoba
Toll Free telephone: 1-844-769-6224
Email: agaction@gov.mb.ca
Website: https://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/canadian-agricultural-partnership/ag-action-manitoba-program/

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CAP - Ag Action Manitoba - Farmland Beaver Damage Control

The Farmland Beaver Damage Control grant helps industry service providers implement appropriate methods (lethal and non-lethal) to control nuisance beavers that cause problems of excess moisture and flooding on agricultural land.

Who can apply?

Rural municipalities, the Association of Manitoba Community Pastures, Northern Association of Community Councils and First Nation Community Bands are eligible to apply.

When is the application deadline?

The next intake opens January 14, 2020. To be eligible for consideration, applications must be received between January 14, 2020 and 11:59 pm CST on February 14, 2020.

What do we fund?

Eligible activities include:

  • Indirect methods - pond levelers, or other options approved by an administrator
  • Direct methods - trapping using approved traps or snares, shooting when a beaver is on land or in a trap, or other options approved by an administrator

How much may we fund?

Government support cannot exceed 50 per cent of eligible expenses to a maximum of $200 per leveller and $15 per beaver.

BEFORE YOU APPLY:

Consult the full program guidelines.

CONTACT US:

Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development
CAP-Ag Action Manitoba
Toll Free telephone: 1-844-769-6224
Email: agaction@gov.mb.ca
Website: https://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/canadian-agricultural-partnership/ag-action-manitoba-program/

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CAP - Ag Action Manitoba - Industry Development

The Industry Development grant helps industry organizations complete non-research projects that improve the competitiveness of the agriculture and agri-processing industry.

Who can apply?

Eligible industry organizations must be actively engaged in representing farmers, agri-food and agri-product processors. Funding is available to associations, commissions, non-profit organizations, boards, and indigenous governments or communities. Funding is also available to individual organizations and to collaborations that include multiple commodity groups, farmers, processors and other agricultural businesses.

When are the application deadlines?

The next intake opens March 2, 2020. To be eligible for consideration, applications must be received between March 2, 2020 and 11:59 pm CST on April 1, 2020.

What do we fund?

We fund projects in the following areas:

  • assurance - environment
  • assurance - food safety and animal health
  • market development
  • public trust

We fund projects related to:

  • development of business management tools
  • development of risk-management tools
  • advancement of science-based expertise and diagnostic excellence
  • promotion of industry partnerships

How much may we fund?

Government support cannot exceed 50 per cent of eligible expenses.  There is no funding cap.

BEFORE YOU APPLY:

Consult the full program guidelines.

CONTACT US:

Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development
CAP-Ag Action Manitoba
Toll Free telephone: 1-844-769-6224
Email: agaction@gov.mb.ca
Website: https://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/canadian-agricultural-partnership/ag-action-manitoba-program/

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CAP - Ag Action Manitoba - Market Development

The Market Development grant helps agri-processors and industry service providers with marketing activities that increase innovation and business capacity to expand or maintain existing market presence.

Who can apply?

Agri-food and agri-product processors and abattoirs involved in value-added activities to produce or package agri-products for market are eligible to apply. Industry service providers including auction marts, assembly yards, feed mills, food distributors, licensed commercial kitchens, and livestock transporters.

When are the application deadlines?

The next intake opens April 1, 2020. To be eligible for consideration, applications must be received between April 1, 2020 and 11:59 pm CST on May 1, 2020.

What do we fund?

Eligible projects must occur in Manitoba. Eligible projects include:

  • market research
  • market access training
  • tradeshow opportunities
  • product development
  • scale-up production
  • labelling and packaging
  • sensory and shelf life studies

How much may we fund?

Government support cannot exceed 50 per cent of eligible expenses, to a maximum of $20,000 per year. Projects must be a minimum of $3,000.

BEFORE YOU APPLY:

Consult the full program guidelines.

CONTACT US:

Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development
CAP-Ag Action Manitoba
Toll Free telephone: 1-844-769-6224
Email: agaction@gov.mb.ca
Website: https://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/canadian-agricultural-partnership/ag-action-manitoba-program/

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CAP - Ag Action Manitoba - Organizational Development

The Organizational Development grant helps industry organizations undertake planning, governance, leadership, and other capacity building initiatives, to enhance the sustainability and profitability of the agriculture sector.

Who can apply?

Eligible industry organizations must be actively engaged in representing farmers, agri-food and agri-product processors, and agri-business member interests. This can include:

  • associations
  • commissions
  • non-profit organizations
  • boards
  • Indigenous governments or communities

When are the application deadlines?

The next intake opens March 2, 2020. To be eligible for consideration, applications must be received between March 2, 2020 and 11:59 pm CST on April 1, 2020.

What do we fund?

Eligible projects must occur in, or have a positive outcome for Manitoba, and can include activities related to:

  • strategic planning
  • business planning
  • board governance
  • leadership development
  • succession planning

How much may we fund?

Government support cannot exceed 50 per cent of eligible expenses, to a maximum of $50,000.

BEFORE YOU APPLY:

Consult the full program guidelines.

CONTACT US:

Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development
CAP-Ag Action Manitoba
Toll Free telephone: 1-844-769-6224
Email: agaction@gov.mb.ca
Website: https://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/canadian-agricultural-partnership/ag-action-manitoba-program/

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CAP - Ag Action Manitoba - Research and Innovation

The Research and Innovation grant helps eligible applicants in applied research, development and knowledge transfer projects that advance the growth and sustainability of the agriculture industry by fast-tracking the pace of innovation.

Who can apply?

Eligible applicants include:

  • farmers
  • agri-processors
  • industry organizations
  • industry service providers
  • academic and research institutions
  • diversification centres
  • national research institutions
  • private researchers
  • research stations

When are the application deadlines?

The next intake for Research and Innovation projects will be for full proposals only. A Letter of Intent stage will not be offered. The intake for full proposals opens on March 2, 2020. To be eligible for consideration, proposals must be received between March 2, 2020 and 11:59 pm CST on April 17, 2020.

How much may we fund?

Funding streams include basic and applied research and development, as well as investment related to research capacity building in crops, livestock, agri-resource, and processing and value-added.

BEFORE YOU APPLY:

Consult the full program guidelines.

CONTACT US:

Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development
CAP-Ag Action Manitoba
Toll Free telephone: 1-844-769-6224
Email: agaction@gov.mb.ca
Website : https://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/canadian-agricultural-partnership/ag-action-manitoba-program/

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CAP - Ag Action Manitoba - Resources Development

The Resource Development grant helps industry organizations and industry service providers with the production of resource materials focused on:

  • farm operations
  • business management
  • risk awareness
  • market expansion
  • business solutions

Who can apply?

Eligible industry organizations must be actively engaged in representing farmers, agri-food and agri-product processors, or agri-business member interests, and can include:

  • associations
  • commissions
  • non-profit organizations
  • boards
  • Indigenous governments or communities

Eligible industry service providers include business and human resource consultants.

When are the application deadlines?

The next intake opens March 2, 2020. To be eligible for consideration, applications must be received between March 2, 2020 and 11:59 pm CST on April 1, 2020.

What do we fund?

Eligible projects must occur in, or have a positive outcome for Manitoba. Eligible activities can include the development of:

  • manuals
  • brochures and factsheets
  • transitional planning guides
  • instructional videos
  • social media items

How much may we fund?

Government support cannot exceed 50 per cent of eligible expenses, to a maximum of $30,000.

BEFORE YOU APPLY:

Consult the full program guidelines.

CONTACT US:

Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development
CAP-Ag Action Manitoba
Toll Free telephone: 1-844-769-6224
Email: agaction@gov.mb.ca
Website : https://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/canadian-agricultural-partnership/ag-action-manitoba-program/

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CAP - Ag Action Manitoba - Training

The Training grant helps industry organizations undertake activities that share skills and research to improve the capacity and competitiveness of farmers and processors.

Who can apply?

Eligible industry organizations must be actively engaged in representing farmers, agri-food and agri-product processors, or agri-business member interests, and can include:

  • associations
  • commissions
  • non-profit organizations
  • boards
  • Indigenous governments or communities

When are the application deadlines?

The next intake opens March 2, 2020. To be eligible for consideration, applications must be received between March 2, 2020 and 11:59 pm CST on April 1, 2020.

What do we fund?

Eligible projects must occur in, or have a positive outcome for Manitoba. Eligible activities can include:

  • conferences
  • trade shows
  • in-person training
  • internships
  • mentorships
  • one-on-one training
  • on-site training
  • peer-to-peer training
  • web-based training (including webinars)

How much may we fund?

Government support cannot exceed 50 per cent of eligible expenses, to a maximum of $15,000.

BEFORE YOU APPLY:

Consult the full program guidelines.

CONTACT US:

Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development
CAP-Ag Action Manitoba
Toll Free telephone: 1-844-769-6224
Email: agaction@gov.mb.ca
Website : https://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/canadian-agricultural-partnership/ag-action-manitoba-program/

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CAP - Ag Action Manitoba - Training and Consulting

The Training and Consulting grant helps farmers improve their business knowledge, develop management skills and develop farm business plans, for the purpose of growing profitable farming operations in Manitoba.

Who can apply?

Farmers, young (under age of 46) and beginning farmers, are eligible to apply.

When can farmers apply?

Applications are received on a continual basis and bundled for approval every 30 days subject to funding availability.

What do we fund?

We fund training activities related to farm transition, farm risk management, financial management, human resource management, and qualifying skill development courses and training events. The course catalogue includes unique training opportunities for young and beginning farmers to help build farm business management knowledge and leadership capacity.

We fund professional consulting services for farm transition, human resource and risk management awareness, and in-depth professional consulting services for financial planning and analysis, if expanding or diversifying a livestock operation in Manitoba. Eligible young and beginning farmers can also choose to apply for financial planning and analysis consultation when establishing a commercial farm business or purchasing an interest in an existing farm business.

How much may we fund?

Government support cannot exceed 50 per cent of eligible expenses, with varying funding caps from $500 to $2,500 for eligible activities.

BEFORE YOU APPLY:

Consult the full program guidelines.

CONTACT US:

Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development
CAP-Ag Action Manitoba
Toll Free telephone: 1-844-769-6224
Email: agaction@gov.mb.ca
Website : https://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/canadian-agricultural-partnership/ag-action-manitoba-program/

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Fish Enhancement Initiatives

The Fish Enhancement Initiatives grant helps applicants complete projects, programs or studies that protect and increase fish populations in Manitoba, including government fish hatcheries.

Who can apply?

Organizations representing anglers, conservation districts, rural municipalities, government agencies, Crown corporations, academic institutions, community groups, businesses and individuals can apply.

When are the application deadlines?

Applications for Fish Enhancement Initiatives are now being accepted. Intake deadline dates are set as March 1 and September 1.

What do we fund?

Eligible projects include activities that:

  • conserve or increase fish populations
  • protect, manage or restore fish habitats
  • study fish populations or habitats
  • provide education programs for anglers
  • acquire, by purchase, lease or other means, property or an interest in property, to protect a critical fish habitat

BEFORE YOU APPLY:

Consult the full program guidelines.

CONTACT US:

Fish and Wildlife Enhancement Fund
Agriculture and Resource Development
Telephone: 204-945-5156
Email: FWEF@gov.mb.ca
Website: https://www.gov.mb.ca/sd/fish_and_wildlife/fish-and-wildlife-enhancement-fund/index.html#fwef

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Wildlife Enhancement Initiatives

The Wildlife Enhancement Initiatives grant helps applicants complete projects, programs and studies that protect and increase wildlife habitats and populations in Manitoba.

Who can apply?

Organizations representing hunters and trappers, conservation districts, rural municipalities, government agencies, Crown corporations, academic institutions, community groups, businesses and individuals can apply.

When are the application deadlines?

Intake deadline dates are set as January 31 and June 30.

What do we fund?

Eligible projects include activities that:

  • conserve or increase wildlife populations
  • protect, manage or restore wildlife habitats
  • study wildlife populations or habitats
  • provide education programs for hunters and trappers
  • acquire, by purchase, lease or other means, property or an interest in property, to protect a critical wildlife habitat

BEFORE YOU APPLY:

Consult the full program guidelines.

CONTACT US:

Fish and Wildlife Enhancement Fund
Agriculture and Resource Development
Telephone: 204-945-5156
Email: FWEF@gov.mb.ca
Website: https://www.gov.mb.ca/sd/fish_and_wildlife/fish-and-wildlife-enhancement-fund/index.html#fwef

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Municipal Relations

Building Sustainable Communities Program

The Building Sustainable Communities grant helps build thriving sustainable communities that provide a high quality of life for Manitobans. The grant leverages investments in community development by local governments, non-profit organizations and others.

Who can apply?

Eligible applicants include:

  • municipalities and local authorities such as planning districts and Northern Affairs Community Councils
  • non-profit organizations
  • charitable organizations

When are the application deadlines?

The program’s January 15, 2020 intake is now closed and is no longer accepting applications.

What do we fund?

Eligible community development projects include:

  • planning activities
  • organizational capacity building
  • community or regional initiatives
  • community, culture or recreation capital infrastructure projects

How much may we fund?

Up to 50 per cent of eligible expenses to a maximum of $75,000.

BEFORE YOU APPLY:

Consult the full program guidelines.

Frequently Asked Questions

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The program’s January 15, 2020 intake is now closed and is no longer accepting applications.

CONTACT US

Department Name: Municipal Relations
Division/Branch name: Community Planning and Development Division / Community Development Branch
Email: BSC@gov.mb.ca

Additional regional contact information can be found in the program guidelines.

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Sport, Culture and Heritage

Ethnocultural Community Support Program

The Ethnocultural Community Support grant helps community organizations preserve, enhance, promote and share Manitoba’s rich and diverse cultural history and encourage the development of partnerships between cultural communities to foster inter-cultural understanding, harmony and equality.

Who can apply?

Eligible applicants include not-for-profit, community-based, ethnocultural organizations (or organizations that partner with the ethnocultural community), incorporated under provincial or federal law, with membership that is open to the public.

When are the application deadlines?

The application deadlines are April 30, 2019 and October 31, 2019.

What do we fund?

Initiatives must support the values of multiculturalism, inter-faith inclusion, anti-racism and youth engagement.

BEFORE YOU APPLY:

Consult the full program guidelines.

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CONTACT US:

Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage
Multiculturalism Secretariat
Telephone:  204-945-5632
Email: multisec.@gov.mb.ca
Website: https://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/multiculturalism/ecsp.html

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Heritage Grants Program

The Heritage Grants Program helps Manitobans identify, protect and interpret Manitoba’s human and natural heritage.

Who can apply?

Any incorporated non-profit or charitable community organization, local government, university or First Nation may apply. Individuals or unincorporated groups may also apply under the endorsement of an eligible organization. Organizations must have been in existence for at least one year before applying or before endorsing another applicant.

When are the application deadlines?

Deadlines for applications are January 31 and June 1 of each year.

What do we fund?

Eligible projects include Collections Management, Conservation, Exhibitions, and programs (of a non-recurring nature) that seek to identify, protect or interpret Manitoba's human and natural heritage. Eligible projects also include Interpretive Signs, Research and Special Initiatives (innovative heritage projects not included above).

How much may we fund?

We fund up to 50 per cent of eligible expenses.

BEFORE YOU APPLY:

Consult the full program guidelines.

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CONTACT US

Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage
Historic Resources Branch
In Winnipeg: (204) 945-2118
Toll free in MB: 1-800-282-8069 ext. 2118
Fax: (204) 948-2384
Email: hrb@gov.mb.ca
Website: https://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/grants/hgp.html

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