As part of the Ontario Agricultural Sustainability Initiative, the Resilient Agricultural Landscape Program (RALP), provides funding to support Ontario farmers in making their agricultural lands more productive and resilient. The Program provides funding to support projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and sequester carbon. Projects will focus on:
Join us for an online information session to learn more about the Resilient Agricultural Landscape Program (RALP), a funding program being delivered by the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association.
Projects will focus on:
During the information sessions, OSCIA staff will walk you through eligibility information, application requirements and how to apply. Sessions will run for 1.5 hours and will include an opportunity to ask questions about the program.
The first intake opened to accept applications on October 24, 2023, at 9am, ET, and will remain open until the budget for this program year is fully allocated. Information on the initiative can be found in the online program guide: Program Guide
To participate in an online Information Session, you must register in advance. To register, click the link below for the session you would like to attend. All sessions will offer the same information, so please only register for one session.
January 3th, 2024, 11:30AM ET – click here
January 9th, 2024, 7:00PM ET – click here
January 10th, 7:00PM ET – click here
Information sessions are delivered in English, but if you need support in French, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carefully read the Resilient Agricultural Landscape Program Guide as only eligible and complete applications will be considered. The Program Guide provides information on eligible activities and costs, available cost-share, required application documentation, and provides a link to the OSCIA Portal.
The following must be included with an application submission:
Funding supports projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and sequester carbon, including reducing tillage; establishing or enhancing wetlands, grasslands or water retention ponds; and, planting biomass crops, warm season pastures, or trees and shrubs.
For information on available funding and how to apply, visit the Program Guide.
The Program Guide provides information on eligibility criteria, available cost-share, limits of cost-share funding and more; carefully read the guide before applying.
Applications are submitted electronically through the OSCIA Portal. You will need to create an account and complete the program enrolment.
For information on the Environmental Plan (EFP) Workshop, including how to register for a workshop.
Refer to the instructions in your approval notification letter and the review the information in the online program guide.
The Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) is a five-year (2023-2028), $3.5-billion investment by federal‐provincial and territorial governments to strengthen competitiveness, innovation, and resiliency of the agriculture, agri‐food and agri‐based products sector. This includes $1 billion in federal programs and activities and a $2.5 billion commitment that is cost-shared 60 per cent federally and 40 per cent provincially/territorially for programs that are designed and delivered by the provinces and territories.
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