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Emergency On-Farm Support Fund

Eligibility

To be eligible under the Program, you must:

  • be registered with the MAPAQ, in accordance with the Regulation respecting the registration of agricultural operations and the payment of property taxes and compensations, at the time of application.
  • have incurred, between March 15, 2020, and February 26, 2021, eligible expenses to limit the spread of COVID-19 within your business and to ensure the health and safety of your workers.
  • not have received other government assistance for the expenses you are claiming.
  • have had a total of 10 employees at your employ at the same time, for a minimum of 4 weeks, and who worked at least 25 hours with pay on a weekly basis.
  • have presented an arm’s length salary expense of at least $50,000 as part of your financial statements for the last available year, or plan to accumulate this amount by the end of the current fiscal year.
  • have complied with the laws and regulations in force with respect to the applicable health rules adopted by Québec and Canadian public authorities in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eligible Expenses

  • Workspace adjustment expenses:
    • Modification of processes and treatment stations to allow for physical distancing;
    • Equipment such as safety barriers (Plexiglas partitions);
    • Wash stations;
    • Systems for taking body temperature or detecting fever (including thermal analyzers);
    • Disinfection and cleaning in the event of an outbreak on the farm; and
    • Facility or site modification to meet COVID-19 requirements.
  • Farm housing improvement fees:
    • Modifications or upgrades to heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems;
    • Purchase or lease of additional on-farm housing; and
    • Portable buildings.
  • Off-farm housing expenses:
    • Off-farm housing expenses in the event of an outbreak or as a preventive measure.
  • Transportation expenses:
    • Adjustments in transportation to ensure physical distancing when moving around the farm or between housing and the farm.
  • Cost of disposable and non-disposable personal protective equipment (maximum of $10,000):
    • Sanitation, disinfection, and cleaning products;
    • Protective eyewear and visors;
    • Masks and face covers, including N95 masks;
    • Particle filters and gas/vapour cartridges;
    • Safety glasses;
    • Disposable gloves; and
    • Breathing masks that cover half or the entire face.
  • Training and interpretation expenses:
    • Interpretation services and training on COVID-19 protocols.

Non-eligible Expenses

The following expenses, among others, are not eligible:

  • Ongoing operational expenses not related to COVID-19;
  • Labour and meal expenses;
  • Expenses related to retail or other on-site sales activities;
  • Expenses for personal protective equipment that was required prior to COVID-19;
  • Expenses related to the Quarantine Act for the isolation of temporary foreign workers; and
  • Usual capital and machinery expenses, purchase of land and applicable taxes (GST and QST).