Coronavirus (COVID-19): Emergency On-Farm Support Fund Program
The Emergency On-Farm Support Fund Program helps farms improve their workers’ health and safety by limiting the spread of COVID-19 in agriculture operations.
Eligible project costs include:
- adjustments to farm operations to ensure worker safety during the COVID-19 pandemic
- personal protective equipment
- costs related to training workers on COVID-19 protocols
Applicants are eligible for assistance of 75% on eligible project costs to a maximum of $50,000. Disposable personal protective equipment is capped at 10% of eligible project cost, to a maximum of $7,000.
Farms can apply to the program if they:
- are currently registered under the Farm Registration Act
- have an owner who is at least 19 years old
- report gross commodity income of at least $30,000
- have at least 5 employees
- adhere to the Federal Quarantine Act
How to apply
- Review detailed program guidelines in the Program guidelines: Emergency On-Farm Support Fund Program (PDF).
- Complete the application form (PDF).
- Check the application form for details on all required supporting documents.
- Send your completed application and supporting documents by mail, email or fax.
Before you start
Read the program guidelines for full program details, including eligible expenses.
Clients who are new to Department of Agriculture funding programs need to complete the Program Funding Registration Form for their type of business or organization. If you're a returning client, use the form if you need to update your information.
- Application form (PDF 321 kB)
- Program guidelines: Emergency On-Farm Support Fund Program (PDF 317kB)
- Program funding registration form: farm (PDF 1.8MB)
Programs and Business Risk Management Division
Department of Agriculture
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