The Dairy Farm Investment Program’s second (and final) application window will open from January 7 to February 8, 2019. Phase 2 will use an online system as the primary method to submit Project Requests. Access to the online application system will be available starting January 7, 2019. Please consult the new Applicant Guide for information on eligibility and how to apply.
During the delivery of DFIP in 2018, applicants and their industry groups made a number of suggestions for the improvement of DFIP. These centered on reducing the burden of applying on dairy producers and further ensuring the fairness to all applicants. Several improvements have been made, including:
- A cap of $100,000 has been set for all projects to allow more producers to participate;
- A single stream of projects has been created covering projects investing in dairy production systems as well as projects involving a variety of different types of equipment;
- A two-step application process has been created that starts with a basic Project Request. From there, projects will be selected at random until all of the funding has been allocated. Only those projects will require the completion of a Detailed Application. This will reduce the application burden on those applicants whose projects fall outside the available funding;
- Applications can now be submitted online or by using a fillable PDF form.