Indigenous Agriculture
and Relationship Development

Capital Equipment and Software


Support access to capital items required in implementing and/or scaling up food system/agriculture projects from production and processing to preservation. Funding may also support the adoption of new technologies into community owned infrastructure, including equipment purchases that support the transformation of raw products into value-added goods, enhance traditional harvesting practices, or bring new products into the market.

Intake Information

The intake for this program is currently open; funding requests will be accepted from May 23, 2024, to July 18, 2024.

Application worksheets and supplementary documentation must be received by the date stated above to be considered for funding. Worksheets and supplementary documentation will not be accepted after the date stated above.

Eligible Applicants

The program is open to the following First Nation, Métis, and Inuit Indigenous Groups:

  • Businesses and organizations
  • Communities
  • Government
  • Primary producers
  • Other Indigenous-led groups undertaking agricultural initiatives

Eligible Activities

The following activities are eligible for funding:

  • Equipment required to establish or scale up primary agriculture activities such as investments in greenhouse infrastructure and technology, controlled growing methods and production practices
  • Equipment required to establish or scale up food processing and preservation activities including, establishment or expansion of existing facilities.
  • Equipment required to revitalize or expand traditional food systems (excludes fish harvest) such as food harvesting, preservation, and processing
  • Subcontracted services for equipment delivery, installation, and demonstration

Project Timeline

Project activities must be completed, and all reports submitted on or before August 21, 2025.

Cost Share Funding

50 per cent government and 50 per cent applicant to a maximum contribution of $50,000 per project.

Additional Information and Documents

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Terms and Conditions Program Guide Applicant Information Form Application Worksheet