Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) Program
PROGRAM INTAKE NOTICE
All of the Department's non-business risk management programs under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) agreement are open for application.
The Agriculture Stewardship Program will be accepting applications for the following Beneficial Management Practices (BMPs) on May 8, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.. If you have already applied to the program and need to reapply, you will be contacted directly by your project advisor.
- Nutrient Management Demonstration Trial
- Silage Storage
- Manure Storage
- Covered Feedlot
- Exercise Yard adjacent to Covered Feedlot
- Alternate Watering Systems/Power to Remote Sites
- Stream Crossings for Livestock or Farm Machinery
- Agricultural Water Quality
- On-farm Water Use Efficiency
- Sustainable Agricultural Water Supply
- Irrigation Efficiency
- Water Well Management
- Energy Efficiency
- Beneficial Crop at time of Commercial Crop
- IPM Trials – On-farm research assessing the efficacy of new IPM strategies
Please note that only projects that comply with current Public Health Directives related to COVID-19 will be eligible for funding.
Business Risk Management Programs:
The AgriInsurance, AgriStability, AgriInvest, and AgriRecovery Programs are still operating under normal deadlines unless you are notified of a change. AIC staff will be in contact if any deadlines change.
Any agricultural landowner may apply online for financial assistance to implement beneficial management practices (BMPs) or remove environmentally sensitive land from agricultural production.
The overall objective of the Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) Program is environmental sustainability to:
- Prevent soil erosion and siltation in order to protect watercourses and wetlands;
- Improve water quality; and
- Enhance wildlife habitat in areas not currently protected by provincial regulations and agricultural practices.
Before completing the online form below, please review program and funding criteria in the Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) Program Guidelines.
Am I eligible to apply for ALUS funding?
Any agricultural land owner or Mi’kmaq First Nations and other Indigenous Organizations who are owners of agricultural land are invited to apply for funding for eligible activities such as:
- Retirement of sensitive land
- Expanding buffer zones (could add area beyond regulated 15m);
- Establishing non-regulated grassed headlands; and
- Retiring high-sloped land.
- Land under conservation structures;
- Maintain livestock fencing adjacent to watercourses and wetlands; and
- Delayed hay cutting of long-term forage fields.
What do I need to complete the online form?
You will be asked to provide information as follows:
- Full personal identification and contact information (Demographic information is optional.)
- Business and industry information, including CRA registration number
- Type of applicant (selection list offered i.e. Indigenous group, municipal government, primary producer, research body);
- Department goals aligned to your project, i.e. environmental stewardship;
- Program activity area aligned to your project, (selection list offered); and
- Property number(s) for each parcel of land (owned or leased) to be considered for ALUS funding.
For more information contact:
ALUS 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