ARIP: Innovative Technologies Subprogram

GF2 programs are now fully committed for the 2016/2017 fiscal year.

Applicants wishing to apply for 2017/2018 fiscal year should contact the Program Administrator.

The Innovative Technologies sub-program has two purposes:

  • On-Farm Diversification
  • Innovative Technology Evaluation

Who is eligible for funding?

  • Agriculture producers
  • Groups of producers
  • Agriculture industry organizations  
  • Multi-applicant projects are encouraged, and may be eligible for an increased funding level at the discretion of the Review Committee.

What activities are eligible for funding assistance?

  • projects leading to on-farm diversification including crops, livestock, or alternative uses for agricultural products
  • demonstration and evaluation of new technologies on farm
  • diversification or technology innovations that are new, not generally available, or not widely adopted

What expenses are funded under this subprogram?

  • New and innovative equipment and technology, including transportation and set-up costs
  • Costs associated with demonstration and evaluation (to a maximum of $1,000)
  • Costs associated with the on-farm establishment of a diversification project (must be new to Prince Edward Island)
  • Monitoring equipment
  • Materials and supplies

The eligibility of all expenses is at the discretion of the review committee.

What expenses are not funded?

  • Salaries and consulting fees
  • In-kind materials or labour
  • Market studies
  • Feasibility studies
  • Business plans
  • Overhead and administration costs
  • Travel

What funding assistance is available?

  • On-Farm Diversification projects will be funded at 50% of eligible costs, to a maximum of $ 20,000
  • Demonstration and evaluation of Innovative Technologies will be funded at 35% of eligible costs, to a maximum of $ 30,000

Applicants are eligible for a maximum of $ 100,000 over the five year period (2013 – 2018). A maximum of $60,000 may be approved in any one year.

How do I apply?

  1. Complete the Innovation Technologies application form addressing each of the areas provided in the template.
  2. Project submissions will be reviewed on an on-going basis.

Is there a deadline?

Proposals will be accepted until funds are fully committed

How do I claim the funding?

To be reimbursed, applicants must submit a claim form to the Prince Edward Island Department of Agriculture and Fisheries with invoices and proof of payment, project report and a program evaluation. 

Forward completed application and claim forms to:

PEI Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
PO Box 2000, 5th Floor Jones
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
Telephone: (902) 314-0828
Fax: (902) 368-4857


Published date: 
June 2, 2017
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