On-Farm Electrical Interruption Assistance Program

The On-Farm Electrical Interruption Assistance Program helps farms overcome food safety, biosecurity and animal welfare issues that occur during extended electrical power interruptions. Farm owners can apply for financial assistance through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership to help cover the cost of installing a backup generator immediately before Hurricane Fiona or during the extended power outages the storm caused.


To be eligible, you must:

  • be currently and properly registered in the correct income category under the Farm Registration Act
  • be at least 19 years old and actively farming
  • reside in a region impacted by Hurricane Fiona (Central or Eastern Nova Scotia)

Read the Program Guidelines (PDF) for detailed eligibility.

Deadline or important dates

Program opening: 14 October 2022
Application deadline: 21 November 2022
Claim Deadline: 31 December 2022

How to apply

Applications are closed.

Contact information

Department of Agriculture
Programs Division
74 Research Dr.
Bible Hill, NS B6L 2R2

Phone: 902-893-6377
Toll-free: 1-866-844-4276
Fax: 902-893-7579
Email: prm@novascotia.ca


Program Guidelines (PDF)