On-Farm Electrical Interruption Assistance Program

The intake of applications for the On-Farm Electrical Interruption Assistance Program is now closed.

The On-Farm Electrical Interruption Assistance Program will assist farms in the purchase and installation of a backup electrical generator required during the prolonged power outage caused by Fiona. The program will help farms overcome food safety, biosecurity, and animal welfare issues that occur during extended electrical power interruptions.

Who is eligible for funding?

  • Mi’kmaq First Nations and other Indigenous Organizations;
  • Agricultural producers;
  • Agriculture industry organizations, clubs, and associations;
  • Public and Private Institutions; 
  • Small to Medium Sized Agri-Businesses; and
  • Provincial/Territorial Governments.

What types of activities are eligible for funding?

  • New generator for on-farm use; and
  • Contractor fees for a licensed electrician to install generator for on-farm use

Where can I find more information?

What is the deadline for applications?

To apply for the On-Farm Electrical Interruption Assistance Program, complete and submit the Application and all required supporting documentation. Late applications will not be accepted. Eligible project expenses will be recognized within the activity period stated in the below table.

Application Intake Activity Period (Purchases Occurred) Claim Deadline
October 1- November 30, 2022 September 16, 2022 - February 28, 2023 March 15, 2023

For more information contact:

Assurance Systems Program Information Officer
PEI Department of Agriculture and Land
11 Kent Street, PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE, C1A 7N8
Telephone: (902) 368-4880
Fax: (902) 368-4857 
Email: assurance@gov.pe.ca


The Canadian Agriculture Partnership (CAP) is a five-year, $3-billion commitment by Canada's federal, provincial and territorial governments that supports Canada's agri-food and agri-products sectors. This includes a $2 billion commitment that is cost-shared 60 per cent federally and 40 per cent provincially/territorially for programs that are designed and delivered by provinces and territories.

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Published date: 
December 1, 2022
Agriculture and Land

General Inquiries

Department of Agriculture and Land
5th Floor, Jones Building
11 Kent Street,
P.O. Box 2000,
Charlottetown, PEI C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-368-4880
Fax: 902-368-4857

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