This special funding program supports projects that enable the development of agricultural area plans within British Columbia municipalities and regional districts. Applications for funding must be submitted by a municipality or regional district or an alliance between a local/regional government and an agriculture organization.
We can fund up to 50 percent of the cash costs of an agriculture area plan project, up to a maximum of $45,000. Plan updates are also considered.
Funding may also be available to carry out agriculture viability studies, develop agriculture strategies, conduct arability studies and carry out foodshed analyses, as well as the implementation of specific activities at a community or regional level. These types of projects (what we call pre-plans and implementation projects) will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Please contact us before starting the application process to learn more about program eligibility and requirements.