Education, Training, Assessment and Planning
Stream: Other Business
For projects focused on first-time activities to improve animal health and welfare.
Who should apply?
Commingling facilities, including assembly yards, sales barns, auction markets, fairs and exhibitions, community pastures, trucking rest stations, transporters and veterinary clinics, that are planning first-time activities to receive education or training, or to complete operational assessments and plans, with a qualified third party.
To apply you must
There are no additional qualifications necessary in order to apply for this Project Category
Eligible activities and expenditures
This Project Category is for first-time activities:
- Education and training from a third-party institution or consultant on topics related to the adoption of the national biosecurity standards, a commodity-specific risk management program, or animal welfare practices and procedures related to national Codes of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals
- Operational assessments, conducted by a qualified third party such as a licensed veterinarian or certified animal welfare auditor, against:
- National biosecurity standards, or practices and procedures
- Commodity-specific risk management program
- National Codes of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals
- National commodity-specific farm animal care program
- Market-driven animal welfare program (e.g., North American Meat Institute Audit)
- Qualified third-party services to provide an initial operational plan (e.g., disease response plan, operation specific procedures, nutrient management plan or strategy)
Ineligible activities and expenditures
- Activities and expenditures as detailed here
- Travel and meal costs
- In-kind contributions
- Professional services not directly related to the eligible activity
- Repeat services for the same operation or premise
50 per cent, up to a maximum of $5,000
- There is no additional documentation required to apply for this Project Category
Merit assessment criteria
- Identified level of risk, with priority given to high- moderate risk operations, or proposals that will have greatest impact based on risk of introduction or spread of disease
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Edit date: March 18, 2019