Indigenous Agriculture and
Relationship Development

Planning and Consulting


Supports access to community driven culturally relevant assistance services and the development of resource materials that focus on food system development and expansion, increases agriculture knowledge, business development, management and planning, risk awareness, and market expansion.

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 Indigenous Agriculture and Food Systems program is open to the following First Nation, Métis, and Inuit Indigenous Groups, including:

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

Eligible Activities

The following activities are eligible for funding:

  • Surveying existing agricultural and food systems activities, asset mapping, and land use
  • Feasibility studies related to agricultural development options, food security planning, and/or business planning functions associated with agriculture food production and processing
  • Developing business plans related to community food systems for new agriculture and/or food processing initiatives
  • Developing business plans to support scaling up existing food systems and/or food processing initiatives

Project Timeline

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

Cost Share Funding

100% government funding to a maximum contribution of $80,000

Additional Information and Documents

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Terms and Conditions Program Guide Applicant Information Form Application Worksheet