Funding Notifications & Contracts
If the project is approved, IAF will inform the applicant of the details of the decision and any associated terms and conditions. The applicant then enters into an agreement with IAF which outlines the obligations of each party.
Funding is application and project-specific and must be used for the approved project and related expenses. Funds are non-transferable.
Project activities requiring financial resources cannot commence until the contribution agreement has been signed by both the applicant and IAF.
Projects receiving funding through Streams 1-3 of the Agricultural Water Infrastructure Program can begin as of approval and must be complete by January 15, 2026. Projects may carry over between fiscal years. All projects will need to be completed by January 15, 2026. For large-scale projects that will take over three years to complete, the Program will fund phases of the projects that can be completed within the program timeframe.
Applicants applying to Stream 3 will be eligible to apply to Streams 1 or 2 for funding upon completion of their project if funding and time remains in the program. Funding limits are set per stream per project. Applicants can apply to multiple streams; however, they will need to apply for each stream separately and can only have a single project per stream underway at once. There is no lifetime maximum funding limit per applicant.
If the project is not approved, the applicant will receive a written response from IAF.