Lutsel' Ke Community Agriculture Project

Agriculture and the Environment

Agriculture & the Environment can get you the funding you need to pursue your passion for enhancing available agriculture information and environmentally-friendly agriculture practices.

Who is Eligible?

Eligible applicants include:  

  • NWT farmers,
  • food producers,
  • Processors,
  • Agri-businesses,
  • Local and Indigenous governments involved in the agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products industry (this includes individuals, businesses, Indigenous organizations, industry associations and non-for-profits whose mandate is related to agriculture and agri-foods production or processing).

Funding

Up to $15,000 over the five year life of the program may be contributed for activities including, but not limited to:

    • The development of individual environmental farm plans including, but not limited to, consultant fees for professional, technical  and  analytical  support and  travel expenses (transportation, accommodations, meals and incidentals);

· Laboratory costs for soil and water testing to assess suitability and safety for agriculture, and impacts of agriculture on the environment;

    • Research studies to investigate, adapt and implement new environmentally friendly technologies and methodologies. Costs could include consultant fees,  project  design costs, project supplies, materials, equipment, and travel expenses.

See the full program guidelines below for details.

 

Equity requirement

Applicants are required to contribute at least 10% of cost value to the project (i.e. as cash or in-kind contributions).  Sweat equity will be recognized when it is a relevant cost.

Required documents

A completed Canadian Agriculture Partnership application form providing detailed information including: full project costing, objectives, outcomes, and outputs and indicators for success.

How do I apply?

Download an application below and submit it to your regional ITI office. If you have any questions, please contact your regional office.