Agriculture and the Environment Program Funding

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This program provides funding to enhance available agriculture information and environmentally-friendly agriculture practices.

Funding available

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. 

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.

Note: Reimbursement for travel costs must be consistent with GNWT travel expense guidelines.


Applications accepted year-round.

Funding is allocated annually, starting fresh April 1 of each year.


The following are eligible to apply:  

  • 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).

How to apply

  1. Complete an application form.
  2. Submit the completed application form to your regional office.