The ACT Program is a seven-year, $495.7 million initiative, comprised of two funding streams, with the Adoption Stream ending on March 31, 2026, and the Research and Innovation Stream ending on March 31, 2028.

Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau has announced the new intake for the Agricultural Clean Technology Program will begin on June 1st.

This new intake of the ACT Adoption Stream provides non-repayable grants between $25,000 and $2 million to help producers purchase and install equipment that reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or provides other associated environmental benefits.

The ACT Program is focused on three main areas: green energy and energy efficiency; precision agriculture; and bioeconomy solutions.

Bibeau says the government is committed to supporting agricultural producers in their efforts to reduce their climate footprint.

"The Agricultural Clean Technology Program makes it more accessible to acquire equipment that will make Canadian agriculture increasingly sustainable."

Applications for the next round of funding under the ACT program will be accepted from June 1st to June 22, 2023.

So far, 249 projects valued at up to $95.8 million have been announced under the ACT Program.

A large number of producer-based projects involved the purchase of new equipment including solar panels, grain dryers, drip irrigation and energy-efficient lighting.

While some of the other projects focused on research initiatives.

Bibeau announced the funding application date Tuesday in conjunction with the opening of Entosystem Inc. at Drummondville, Quebec.

The facility received $2 million under the ACT Adoption Stream to purchase and install state-of-the-art, energy-efficient technologies, and equipment to streamline production of insect-based products to be used in animal feed and fertilizer.