• This program is currently closed.



Type of Program:



The Agricultural Clean Technology (ACT) Program is a $25-million, three-year investment (2018 – 2021) which aims to support research, development and adoption of clean technologies through investments in, and promotion of precision agriculture and agri-based bio products.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is up to 50% of total eligible projects costs, to a maximum of $5 million per project.
The applicant must provide a minimum of 50% of the funding towards eligible project costs.

Projects benefiting the Territories, Northern communities, Indigenous peoples or other underrepresented groups, may receive up to 75% in Program funding toward total eligible project costs.

When It Ends:



September 30, 2020


Applicants must be:

  • Provincial and territorial governments in Canada
  • For-profit and not-for-profit organizations that are incorporated in Canada, including businesses and/or corporations, co-operatives, Indigenous groups, academic institutions.

Applications Steps:


Applicants must contact Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada for additional information and the Application Package (by email at aafc.actprogram-programmetpa.aac@canada.ca or by telephone at 1-877-246-4682).

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must submit a complete application package, which includes:

  • The Project Application Form
  • Annex A – Work Plan
  • Annex B – Budget
  • Additional supporting documentation as requested by AAFC to fully assess the project
  • A letter of support from the provincial or territorial government of their primary project location, in case of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations that apply.

Other Things to Note:

Program no longer active at the beginning of 2021. Now there is an Agricultural Clean Technology Program with two streams: Adoption Stream and Research and Innovation Stream. Check the next entries.

About the author 


Maurice (Moe) Muise learned the ins-and-outs of government while an employee of the Government of Canada in Ottawa for 10 years. His current focus is helping small businesses in Ontario to identify and maximize government grants to grow their business.
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