Homegrown Success Now Accepting Applications

The Department of Agriculture’s Homegrown Success Program is now accepting applications and the program guidelines are available online.

If you were unable to attend one of the information sessions that took place last month, please note that there have been some significant changes to the Program:

1. The overall funding cap has been reduced to $15,000 and the percentage that will be funded on projects has been reduced to 50% or less, depending on the item. These changes were made to allow a greater number of farms to access the program. There are other changes to the details of particular funding categories, as well.

2. Applications will no longer be approved on a first-come-first-served basis. Applications will be accepted up until April 30. They will be evaluated based on the project impact described in Section 6 of the application form, which can be downloaded here in pdf format.

If you have any questions about program details, the new application form, or the evaluation process, please contact your nearest Agricultural Resource Coordinator, as follows:

Gary Koziel (Cape Breton): 563-2000, kozielgj@gov.ns.ca

Dawn Barrington-Hodgson (Pictou, Antigonish, Guysborough): 863-4705, barrind@gov.ns.ca

Michael Kittilsen (Cumberland, Colchester, Halifax-East Hants): 893-3645, kittilma@gov.ns.ca

Brian MacCulloch (Kings, West Hants, Lunenburg, Queens): 679-6006, macculbc@gov.ns.ca

Terry McKay (Annapolis, Digby, Yarmouth, Shelburne): 638-2397, mckaytw@gov.ns.ca