The Ontario government is once again opening up funds for farmers building habitats for at-risk species on the farm.
Managed by the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association, the fund offers cost-sharing of 50 per cent for projects that indirectly benefit at-risk species, and up to 65 per cent for projects that directly benefit them. Farmers who enroll in a monitoring process of their project can get up 75 per cent for direct benefit projects. A single farm business can access up to $20,000.
Visit www.ontariosoilcrop.org/oscia-programs/sarfip/applying/ for more information and for the application forms.
Applications can be emailed to SARFIP@ontariosoilcrop.org, faxed to 519-826-4603, or mailed to: SARFIP, Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association, 1 Stone Road West, Guelph, ON N1G 4Y2.
Projects must have been started no earlier than April 1, 2018, and completed by Dec. 4, 2018.