New in Agriculture....
The Province of BC has granted 'Regional Designation' to the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District.

Producers may now apply for Class D licenses, in order to slaughter livestock on-farm and sell directly to consumers, restaurants, and retail markets within the Regional District.

See the news release here.

Congratulations to the Alberni Farmers' Institute and the many individuals and organizations who have contributed to this landmark achievement!
Infrastructure Funding!
  • Local Food Infrastructure Fund
    •  A Federal grant opportunity for up to $250,000
      • Open now through 2023, while money lasts
      • Eligible to charities, community organizations, and Indigenous groups
      • "Projects should be mostly infrastructure specific, community-driven and dedicated to improving access to safe and healthy foods for Canadians at risk of food insecurity."
      • Find out more and Apply Here
      • Would you like to to discuss an idea or find partners to work with? Email and we can help!
  • Emergency Processing Fund
    •  A Provincial grant opportunity, up to $100,000
      • Projects can be retroactive, but must be completed by September 2020
      • Eligible to For-Profit Organizations, Cooperatives and Indigenous Groups
      • For either 1) Emergency Covid-19 Response and 2) Strategic Investments
      • Find out more and Apply Here
  • Small Capital Fund
    •  Up to $15,000 from Island Coastal Economic Trust
      • For "shovel-ready", Covid-related business restart and innovation projects
      • Broad eligibility and fast turn-around for applications
      • Find out more and Apply Here

Considering development of a Food Production Initiative within the ACRD Coastal Region?

Targeted support available, thanks to grant funding from the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust.
Do you have something to say about how the Province spends its money?

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Stay well, and keep in touch.

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