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Species at Risk Farm Incentive Program

Indirect Benefits to SAR – up to $15,000;
Direct Benefits to SAR – up to $20,000
Not Accepting Applications
Conducting an assessment and producing a written report and a plan that provides recommendations specific to the property and management practices for implementing biodiversity-enhancing Best Management Practices.

Species at Risk Farm Incentive Program

Indirect Benefits to SAR – up to $15,000;
Direct Benefits to SAR – up to $20,000
Not Accepting Applications
Conducting an assessment and producing a written report and a plan that provides recommendations specific to the property and management practices for implementing biodiversity-enhancing Best Management Practices.

Species at Risk Farm Incentive Program

Indirect Benefits to SAR – up to $15,000;
Direct Benefits to SAR – up to $20,000
Not Accepting Applications
Improving or creating connectivity of fragmented habitat for plant and animal species through plantings. Corridors include protected areas of tall grass, shrubs, and/or trees and may be composed of existing fencerows, field edges, and marginal lands that effectively connect natural areas. Mowing, if desired, must occur after July 15 to protect nesting birds.

Species at Risk Farm Incentive Program

Indirect Benefits to SAR – up to $15,000;
Direct Benefits to SAR – up to $20,000
Not Accepting Applications
Improving or creating connectivity of fragmented habitat for plant and animal species through plantings. Corridors include protected areas of tall grass, shrubs, and/or trees and may be composed of existing fencerows, field edges, and marginal lands that effectively connect natural areas. Mowing, if desired, must occur after July 15 to protect nesting birds.

On-Farm Climate Action Fund

65% of eligible project costs, up to a maximum cost-share payment of $20,000 per project
Not Accepting Applications
For farmers who want to undertake a new practiceA new practice is a practice that has not been previously implemented by the applicant on the acres included in the application. For example, if you have never used cover crops on a field and wish to plant cover crops for the first time.of cover cropping or intercropping of cover crops and leave them undisturbed over the winter (i.e., the crop cannot be chemically or physically terminated in the fall or winter). A new practice is a practice that has not been previously implemented by the applicant on the acres being applied for and can include planting cover crops to be left over-winter either for the first-time or where they have previously been terminated or harvested in the fall.

If a cover crop being applied for is to be harvested or grazed, a minimum of 6 inches of growth must be left undisturbed over winter (November to March). Approved projects must result in a planted cover crop in 2024.

On-Farm Climate Action Fund

65% of eligible project costs, up to a maximum cost-share payment of $20,000 per project
Not Accepting Applications
For farmers who want to undertake a new practiceA new practice is a practice that has not been previously implemented by the applicant on the acres included in the application. For example, if you have never used cover crops on a field and wish to plant cover crops for the first time.of cover cropping or intercropping of cover crops and leave them undisturbed over the winter (i.e., the crop cannot be chemically or physically terminated in the fall or winter). A new practice is a practice that has not been previously implemented by the applicant on the acres being applied for and can include planting cover crops to be left over-winter either for the first-time or where they have previously been terminated or harvested in the fall.

If a cover crop being applied for is to be harvested or grazed, a minimum of 6 inches of growth must be left undisturbed over winter (November to March). Approved projects must result in a planted cover crop in 2024.

Species at Risk Farm Incentive Program

Indirect Benefits to SAR – up to $15,000;
Direct Benefits to SAR – up to $20,000
Not Accepting Applications
Installing new fencing and livestock watering systems infrastructure to strengthen rotational grazing systems and enhance habitat for grassland birds.

Species at Risk Farm Incentive Program

Indirect Benefits to SAR – up to $15,000;
Direct Benefits to SAR – up to $20,000
Not Accepting Applications
Installing new fencing and livestock watering systems infrastructure to strengthen rotational grazing systems and enhance habitat for grassland birds.

Species at Risk Partnerships on Agricultural Lands

50% of Eligible Project Implementation Costs
Accepting Applications
This BMP provides an opportunity to protect nesting grassland birds by incorporating rotational grazing with the intent of leaving some areas ungrazed until after July 15. The goal is to maximize existing forage resources through effective management and maintain ungrazed grassland bird refuge areas until mid-July.

Species at Risk Partnerships on Agricultural Lands

50% of Eligible Project Implementation Costs
Accepting Applications
This BMP provides an opportunity to protect nesting grassland birds by incorporating rotational grazing with the intent of leaving some areas ungrazed until after July 15. The goal is to maximize existing forage resources through effective management and maintain ungrazed grassland bird refuge areas until mid-July.

Agricultural Stewardship Initiative

30% cost-share funding up to a maximum of $15,000 per application

40% cost-share funding up to a maximum of $20,000 per application with an eligible, completed Farmland Health Check-Up and proposed project located within the Lake Erie or Lake St. Clair watersheds
Not Accepting Applications
For producers who spread manure and require equipment upgrades for effective and responsible spreading of manure to minimize environmental risk and support efficient plant nutrient uptake.

Agricultural Stewardship Initiative

30% cost-share funding up to a maximum of $15,000 per application

40% cost-share funding up to a maximum of $20,000 per application with an eligible, completed Farmland Health Check-Up and proposed project located within the Lake Erie or Lake St. Clair watersheds
Not Accepting Applications
For producers who spread manure and require equipment upgrades for effective and responsible spreading of manure to minimize environmental risk and support efficient plant nutrient uptake.

Agricultural Stewardship Initiative

30% cost-share funding up to a maximum of $8,000 per application

40% cost-share funding up to a maximum of $10,000 per application with an eligible, completed Farmland Health Check-Up and proposed project located within the Lake Erie or Lake St. Clair watersheds
Not Accepting Applications
For producers who use heavy equipment (e.g., wagons, manure spreading equipment, etc.) where reductions to tire pressure could reduce soil compaction.

Agricultural Stewardship Initiative

30% cost-share funding up to a maximum of $8,000 per application

40% cost-share funding up to a maximum of $10,000 per application with an eligible, completed Farmland Health Check-Up and proposed project located within the Lake Erie or Lake St. Clair watersheds
Not Accepting Applications
For producers who use heavy equipment (e.g., wagons, manure spreading equipment, etc.) where reductions to tire pressure could reduce soil compaction.

Species at Risk Farm Incentive Program

Indirect Benefits to SAR – up to $15,000;
Direct Benefits to SAR – up to $20,000
Not Accepting Applications
Installing erosion control structures in riparian zones with concentrated water flow, and soils with moderate to steep slopes susceptible to severe water erosion.

Species at Risk Farm Incentive Program

Indirect Benefits to SAR – up to $15,000;
Direct Benefits to SAR – up to $20,000
Not Accepting Applications
Installing erosion control structures in riparian zones with concentrated water flow, and soils with moderate to steep slopes susceptible to severe water erosion.

Species at Risk Partnerships on Agricultural Lands

50% of Eligible Project Implementation Costs
Accepting Applications
Grass strips are encouraged to support environmental objectives, including pollinator habitat or erosion control, so long as they do not reduce habitat suitability for the American Badger, grassland birds, Rusty-patched and Gypsy Cuckoo Bumble Bees and Monarch.

Species at Risk Partnerships on Agricultural Lands

50% of Eligible Project Implementation Costs
Accepting Applications
Grass strips are encouraged to support environmental objectives, including pollinator habitat or erosion control, so long as they do not reduce habitat suitability for the American Badger, grassland birds, Rusty-patched and Gypsy Cuckoo Bumble Bees and Monarch.

Species at Risk Farm Incentive Program

Indirect Benefits to SAR – up to $15,000;
Direct Benefits to SAR – up to $20,000
Not Accepting Applications
Installing permanent fencing to exclude livestock from water’s edge or riparian areas. A riparian area is the area adjacent to streams, rivers, and other bodies of water.

Species at Risk Farm Incentive Program

Indirect Benefits to SAR – up to $15,000;
Direct Benefits to SAR – up to $20,000
Not Accepting Applications
Installing permanent fencing to exclude livestock from water’s edge or riparian areas. A riparian area is the area adjacent to streams, rivers, and other bodies of water.

Species at Risk Farm Incentive Program

Indirect Benefits to SAR – up to $15,000;
Direct Benefits to SAR – up to $20,000
Not Accepting Applications
Installing permanent fencing to exclude livestock from forest/woodland areas and treed corridors (i.e., windbreak, bufferstrip).

Species at Risk Farm Incentive Program

Indirect Benefits to SAR – up to $15,000;
Direct Benefits to SAR – up to $20,000
Not Accepting Applications
Installing permanent fencing to exclude livestock from forest/woodland areas and treed corridors (i.e., windbreak, bufferstrip).

Species at Risk Partnerships on Agricultural Lands

50% of Eligible Project Implementation Costs
Accepting Applications
Funding is to support permanent fencing to exclude livestock from forest/woodland areas and treed corridors (e.g., established windbreaks, tree buffer strips) to protect critical forage and habitat areas for Monarch, Eastern Foxsnake, Gypsy Cuckoo and Rusty-patched Bumble Bees.

Species at Risk Partnerships on Agricultural Lands

50% of Eligible Project Implementation Costs
Accepting Applications
Funding is to support permanent fencing to exclude livestock from forest/woodland areas and treed corridors (e.g., established windbreaks, tree buffer strips) to protect critical forage and habitat areas for Monarch, Eastern Foxsnake, Gypsy Cuckoo and Rusty-patched Bumble Bees.

Species at Risk Partnerships on Agricultural Lands

50% of Eligible Project Implementation Costs
Accepting Applications
Grassland birds are particularly vulnerable while they nest between early May through to mid-July. Many managed Ontario grasslands (hay fields) are harvested at least once in that time frame, which is devastating to young grassland birds. Delaying the first cut of hay until July 15 or later allows grassland birds time to fledge the nest, greatly increasing survival rates.

Species at Risk Partnerships on Agricultural Lands

50% of Eligible Project Implementation Costs
Accepting Applications
Grassland birds are particularly vulnerable while they nest between early May through to mid-July. Many managed Ontario grasslands (hay fields) are harvested at least once in that time frame, which is devastating to young grassland birds. Delaying the first cut of hay until July 15 or later allows grassland birds time to fledge the nest, greatly increasing survival rates.

Species at Risk Partnerships on Agricultural Lands

50% of Eligible Project Implementation Costs
Accepting Applications
Agricultural grasslands include hayfields and pasture composed of tame or native species that provide critical breeding habitat for Henslow’s Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow, Bobolink, Eastern Meadowlark and Loggerhead Shrike. This BMP provides an opportunity to restore agricultural land to permanent grassland.

Species at Risk Partnerships on Agricultural Lands

50% of Eligible Project Implementation Costs
Accepting Applications
Agricultural grasslands include hayfields and pasture composed of tame or native species that provide critical breeding habitat for Henslow’s Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow, Bobolink, Eastern Meadowlark and Loggerhead Shrike. This BMP provides an opportunity to restore agricultural land to permanent grassland.

Nature Smart Climate Readiness Program

Cost–share funding percentage is determined by selection of a competitive bid submitted by the applicant, up to a maximum cost–share payment of $40,000 per project.
Not Accepting Applications
Funding through the Nature Smart Climate Readiness Program (NSCRP, or “Nature Smart”) supports two separate types of projects, conserving existing grasslands OR establishing new grasslands.

Conservation grassland projects under the Nature Smart program are anchored on an existing grassland – they represent protection and enhancement of the grassland to maintain and increase carbon storage and sequestration.

Projects to support new grassland under the Nature Smart program pertain to the establishment of a grassland on agricultural land where there are currently no grasses.

A single project cannot include both conservation of existing grassland and restoration or new grasslands – these would be separate projects. Grasslands directly support nature–based solutions to store and capture carbon, mitigate the impacts of climate change, and contribute to biodiversity.

Nature Smart Climate Readiness Program

Cost–share funding percentage is determined by selection of a competitive bid submitted by the applicant, up to a maximum cost–share payment of $40,000 per project.
Not Accepting Applications
Funding through the Nature Smart Climate Readiness Program (NSCRP, or “Nature Smart”) supports two separate types of projects, conserving existing grasslands OR establishing new grasslands.

Conservation grassland projects under the Nature Smart program are anchored on an existing grassland – they represent protection and enhancement of the grassland to maintain and increase carbon storage and sequestration.

Projects to support new grassland under the Nature Smart program pertain to the establishment of a grassland on agricultural land where there are currently no grasses.

A single project cannot include both conservation of existing grassland and restoration or new grasslands – these would be separate projects. Grasslands directly support nature–based solutions to store and capture carbon, mitigate the impacts of climate change, and contribute to biodiversity.

Species at Risk Farm Incentive Program

Indirect Benefits to SAR – up to $15,000;
Direct Benefits to SAR – up to $20,000
Not Accepting Applications
Purchase, construction and installation of species-specific habitat structures and enhancements to natural habitat for specific Species at Risk.

Species at Risk Farm Incentive Program

Indirect Benefits to SAR – up to $15,000;
Direct Benefits to SAR – up to $20,000
Not Accepting Applications
Purchase, construction and installation of species-specific habitat structures and enhancements to natural habitat for specific Species at Risk.

Honey Bee Health Initiative

50% cost-share funding up to a maximum of $25,000 per registered commercial beekeeper and $4,500 per registered hobbyist beekeeper
Accepting Applications
To help support beekeepers in maintaining healthy honey bee colonies as well as grow their number of colonies to increase the sustainability of the beekeeping industry in Ontario.

Honey Bee Health Initiative

50% cost-share funding up to a maximum of $25,000 per registered commercial beekeeper and $4,500 per registered hobbyist beekeeper
Accepting Applications
To help support beekeepers in maintaining healthy honey bee colonies as well as grow their number of colonies to increase the sustainability of the beekeeping industry in Ontario.

Species at Risk Farm Incentive Program

Indirect Benefits to SAR – up to $15,000;
Direct Benefits to SAR – up to $20,000
Not Accepting Applications
Improving stream crossings for livestock or equipment when enhancing or replacing an existing crossing.

Species at Risk Farm Incentive Program

Indirect Benefits to SAR – up to $15,000;
Direct Benefits to SAR – up to $20,000
Not Accepting Applications
Improving stream crossings for livestock or equipment when enhancing or replacing an existing crossing.

Species at Risk Farm Incentive Program

Indirect Benefits to SAR – up to $15,000;
Direct Benefits to SAR – up to $20,000
Not Accepting Applications
Implementation of Best Management Practices to control invasive plantInvasive species are non-native species whose introduction or spread threatens the environment, the economy , or society.species.

Species at Risk Farm Incentive Program

Indirect Benefits to SAR – up to $15,000;
Direct Benefits to SAR – up to $20,000
Not Accepting Applications
Implementation of Best Management Practices to control invasive plantInvasive species are non-native species whose introduction or spread threatens the environment, the economy , or society.species.

Maple Production Improvement Initiative

50% cost-share funding up to a maximum of $20,000 per project
Not Accepting Applications
To support maple syrup producer productivity, efficiency and growth in Ontario, through funding for equipment and woodlot management.

Maple Production Improvement Initiative

50% cost-share funding up to a maximum of $20,000 per project
Not Accepting Applications
To support maple syrup producer productivity, efficiency and growth in Ontario, through funding for equipment and woodlot management.