Helping BC Farmers Tackle Climate Change

The BC Climate Agri-Solutions Fund (BCCAF) provides funding to help farmers tackle climate change by adopting beneficial managing practices (BMPs). BCCAF is funded by the Government of Canada through the On-Farm Climate Action Fund (OFCAF).

The BC Climate Agri-Solutions Fund (BCCAF) provides cost-shared funding to eligible producers and supports the training of certified crop advisors and agrologists as well as information sharing throughout the agricultural community. The objective of BCCAF is to support farmers in adopting beneficial management practices (BMPs) that store carbon and reduce greenhouse gases, specifically in the areas of:

  1. Nitrogen Management
  2. Cover Cropping
  3. Rotational Grazing

These practices also provide other environmental benefits such as improved biodiversity and soil health. Other activities to support the adoption of beneficial management practices, such as outreach, education and training are also supported.

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Program Details

Eligible farm businesses can apply for a maximum cost-shared funding amount within each BMP category over the 2022/23 and 2023/34 program years.

The cost share ratio is 70/30 for all BMP categories, meaning that 70% of the eligible costs for approved projects can be covered by BCCAF funding, up to the maximum funding amount for that category. The remaining 30% must be provided by the applicant.

BMP Category Maximum Amounts:

  • Nitrogen Management: $30,000
  • Cover Cropping: $30,000
  • Rotational Grazing: $20,000

Applications

There will be two online application intakes in the first year of the program:

June 16 to July 28, 2022 – Now Closed

September 2022 (specific dates to be announced in August).

Approved projects will have four months from their project start date to complete their activities and submit a final report with cost documentation (receipts/invoices). Recipients will then receive partial reimbursement for accepted expenses. No extensions will be considered; if projects cannot be completed within the timeframe applicants are encouraged to apply in the next intake window.

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