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Posted on: February 7, 2018

Farm Energy Agri-Processing (FEAP) Program Now Open

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www.agriculture.alberta.ca/feap

FEAP is a combination of two discontinued Growing Forward 2 programs:

·        On-Farm Energy Management Program

·        Accelerating Agricultural Innovation Program (Stream C)


By combining these two programs, a single program can be offered across the whole agricultural value-chain, for energy efficiency and energy management projects.

FEAP is designed to encourage energy management which will result in cost savings, energy conservation, and ultimately, reduced greenhouse gas emissions.  

FEAP offers financial support, subject to financial constraint, to Applicants who incorporate high efficiency equipment that is identified in the applicable Funding List in their construction and/or retrofitting projects.


Key Messages:


·        This program is RETROACTIVE to April 2016. Applicants with eligible receipts dated April 2016 and later can apply. Retroactive projects are subject to current eligibility criteria.

·        50% cost share on most items. See Funding List for full details.

·        $250,000 maximum grant per Applicant per year

·        Funding Timeline is from now to Feb 2020

·        An EFP is NOT a prerequisite for this funding

·        Applications will be processed in a first complete, first served basis. Incomplete applications will not secure a spot in line.

·        Once applications have been approved, producers can watch for emails from the grant management system as their application moves through the steps.


For More Information:

Visit  www.agriculture.alberta.ca/feap for:

·        Application forms

·        Producer Funding List

·        Processor Funding List

·        Program Terms and Conditions


M.D. of Taber Development Permit Requirements:


A Development Permit on land zoned "Rural Agricultural" is required for:

·        Agricultural/commercial/industrial solar energy systems exceeding 1.5 kw per parcel of land

·        Household solar energy systems exceeding 1.5 kw

For more information regarding development permits please contact the MD Office (403) 223-3541.

Visit www.mdtaber.ab.ca/208/Documents-Forms  for Development Application forms.


 

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