Ontario On-Farm Climate Action Fund

About Ontario On-Farm Climate Action Fund

The Ontario On-Farm Climate Action Fund (OFCAF) provides cost-share funding to farmers to support the implementation of best management practices (BMPs) to tackle climate change through reducing emissions of GHGs and supporting increased carbon sequestration. Cost-share support to farmers is available under the project categories of nitrogen management, cover cropping, and rotational grazing. 

In Ontario, the OFCAF is delivered to farmers by the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA). Funding for this project is provided by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC). Application intake dates are held between April 1, 2022 and March 31, 2024. As application intake dates are confirmed, they will be made available on OSCIA’s website. 

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How to Apply

  1. Applications are only accepted during application intakes, which can be found at https://www.ontariosoilcrop.org/oscia-programs/
  2. Be sure to carefully review the program guide – only eligible and complete applications will be considered.
  3. The following must be included with an application submission: 
    • Enrolment and Application Form
    • FBRN or documentation supporting an exemption or most current MPAC Assessment 
    • Valid and up to date Premises ID Number 
    • Documentation required to be submitted with the application (see Documentation required with the application in the program guide); this may include site sketches and supporting plans/assessments 

Enrolment and Application Forms and all required documentation can be submitted electronically, or Enrolment and Application Forms will be available to download from the Program Guide. You can only submit applications during an application intake. Intake dates will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

Resources for Applying

Program Guide

The Online Program Guide provides program information, including eligibility criteria, project category information, application assessment criteria, Enrolment and Application Forms 

Coming soon!

OSCIA Portal

This is the online portal for submitting enrolment and application forms.

Coming soon!

Knowledge Sharing Events (KSE)

For information on what a KSE is, how to submit an event to be a KSE, how to confirm participation at a KSE, and a listing of approved KSEs.

Funding Statement

Funding for this project has been provided by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada through the Agricultural Climate Solutions – On-Farm Climate Action Fund.

Do you have questions about OFCAF?

OFCAF@ontariosoilcrop.org

519-830-7314