This revitalized program is now available to help BC-based abattoirs and meat processors directly improve the accessibility and affordability of animal tissue waste disposal.
IAF is providing access to $500,000 for BC-based abattoirs and meat processors to assist with affordable options to legally dispose of animal tissue waste. The program can provide up to $40,000 per applicant with projects being assessed according to the set application evaluation criteria.
This funding originated from the BC Ministry of Agriculture in 2005 and was intended to deliver the BC Waste and Specified Risk Material Handling and Disposal Strategy. In 2019/20 IAF worked with industry representatives and the Ministry to identify sector needs that align with the original program objectives.
Project Funding Amounts
The program can provide up to $40,000 per applicant with projects being assessed according to the set application evaluation criteria.
Program funding is designed to cover up to 50% of your total project costs, with the remaining 50% coming from your organization through cash contributions. This means that for a project of $10,000 in value, you can request $5,000 from the program and the remaining $5,000 must come from your organization through cash contributions.
Projects need to demonstrate how they will directly improve the accessibility and affordability of animal tissue waste disposal for the applicant. Project activities may be any one or combination of the following:
- Composting equipment/systems for on-farm deadstock or livestock waste tissue (E.g. windrow systems, in-vessel systems or sealed containers)
- Compost turners, aeration tools, and other equipment for managing and monitoring compost systems (temperature, organic matter, moisture)
- Cold storage systems specifically for livestock waste tissue
- Transportation equipment specifically for livestock waste tissue
- Infrastructure upgrades directly related to livestock waste tissue disposal systems (E.g. concrete paved floors, covered area for existing facility to prevent run-off and manage odors, increased ventilation, drainage control systems)
- Feasibility studies / needs assessments for tissue waste disposal (for not-for-profit organizations only)
Note: it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that their project complies with applicable regulations (federal / provincial / environmental / other).
The application Window is now closed!
IAF is currently processing the applications received and will be in touch with applicants in due course.
All projects must be completed by September 30, 2021.
Application Evaluation Criteria
All applications will be assessed on the following criteria:
- Eligibility and alignment to program purpose and objectives (40%)
- Strength of the project framework (40%)
- Resources to execute the project effectively (20%)
Funding provided by:
Please note: the Government of BC may, from time to time, give instructions to IAF in relation to the delivery and administration of this program. IAF must and will comply with those instructions.