Farm and ranch water infrastructure program at Swift Current Creek
In addition to the Farm Stewardship Program under the new Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) which replaced the Growing Forward 2 program that ended March 31, 2018; The Swift Current Creek Watershed Stewards (SCCWS) will also be assisting applicants in the Farm and Ranch Water Infrastructure Program application process.
CAP is a five-year $388 million investment by federal and provincial governments in strategic initiatives for Saskatchewan agriculture. SCCWS will provide application assistance to the Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change component of CAP programming.
The Farm and Ranch Water Infrastructure Program is also a component of CAP; funding dugout, pipeline, and well projects at 50% of the eligible project costs. These projects do not need pre- approval.
Prior to the start of a project an eligibility checklist should be completed and is required to be submitted with the rebate forms.
Pre-approvals and additional permits will be required when the project location land is designated under the Wildlife Habitat Ecological Lands Designation Regulations, has a Crown Conservation Easement registered on the title, or is designated as Critical Habitat for a species at risk under the Species at Risk Act.
Aquatic Habitat Protection Permits may be required for dugout projects. Pre-approvals are required for well decommissioning and water development projects that do not fit under the normal dugout, well and pipeline requirements. Funding for well decommissioning is 90% up to $10, 000 per project.
If you are planning to implement projects and access CAP funding over the next five years note that there have been changes made to eligibility.
If you own, lease or rent property where livestock and poultry are grown, kept, assembled or disposed of, a Premises Identification Number (PID) is required for all applications to be approved.
For more information on any of these programs please call SCCWS at 306-770-4606 or visit saskatchewan.ca/CAP to review applications, eligibility checklists, and other details pertaining to projects that you are interested in. You can also contact the Agricultural Knowledge Center at 1-866457-2377.