Water Efficiency Grant Program

  • The WID is currently accepting applications for reimbursement to producers of up to 40% (to a maximum of $4000) for the conversion of high pressure pivots to low pressure.
  • Our program only covers sprinkler conversion packages, upgrades to control panels or complete new low pressure pivots.
  • Applications are limited to one conversion per farming operation and must be for work done after December 1, 2017.
  • Retroactive applications will not be considered.
  • Contact the office for more information and application forms.

Each application must include:

  • Completion of a Long-term Irrigation Management Plan.
  • Invoices and receipts for all eligible costs claimed.
  • All producers within the WID with a high-pressure pivot should have received an information package in the mail and follow-up communication from the district.
  • If you are a producer with a high-pressure pivot that has not received the information and follow-up, please contact Eric Beingessner (Operations Superintendent) for details.
  • Initial funding is limited however, should applications and interest from high-pressure pivot owners exceed available funds, the WID Board would consider increasing total funds available in order to achieve more water efficiency.

Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership Water Program (SCAP)

This federal-provincial partnership delivers grant programs that generate sustainable economic growth in the agicultural and agri-food sector.

Read more about how this partnership can work for you.


Wheatland County Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program

Wheatland County Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program – Read more

The purpose of this program is to improve and restore the riparian function and watershed resiliency of the watersheds in Wheatland County by assisting producers with the costs associated riparian management.

Riparian Streambank Fencing: for greater control and management of riparian areas and water sources and to manage livestock access to riparian areas.

  • 80% of eligible expenses will be reimbursed.
  • Applicants are eligible for a maximum $15,000 at a rate $12/m.

Livestock Off-Site Watering Systems: to limit or eliminate direct access by livestock to riparian areas and water source.

  • Up to 80% of eligible expenses will be reimbursed.
  • Applicants are eligible for a maximum $10,000 per system and $30,000 total.

Livestock Creek Crossing Projects: to maintain or improve water quality, bank stability, and reduce the amount of time cattle spend in a waterbody and riparian areas.

  • Up to 100% of eligible expenses will be reimbursed.
  • Applicants are eligible for a maximum $30,000.

Please contact Sarah Schumacher for application forms or for questions regarding the program.

Rocky View County Programs and Grants

  • An incentive program created by Agricultural Services available to all Rocky View County residents. This program provides funding to off-set the cost of environmentally beneficial projects, and is run on a first-come first-serve basis while funding is available.

Read the Program FAQ (PDF) for answers to questions and detailed information on the application process.


  • You must be a Rocky View County resident.
  • You must be a bona fide farmer.
  • Projects must have begun on or after January 1 and must be completed by December 31.

Eligible Projects

  • Off-setting the cost of building a pasture sprayer or purchase and use of a nozzle to spray headlands (up to $500).
  • Off-setting the rental charge for using the County’s pasture sprayer (up to $500).
  • Off-setting the cost of identifying and decommissioning old water wells (up to $2000). Must be performed by an approved company or contractor.
  • Off-setting the cost of range and riparian health assessments conducted by Cows and Fish (up to $1000).
  • You may receive funding for more than one of the above projects but a maximum of $2000 can be allocated per farm.

How to Apply

Once you have sent in an Application Form (PDF) and are accepted into the program, you will be notified to proceed with your project (if you haven’t done so already). After the project is finished, you will need to fill out and submit an Expense Form (PDF), with receipts, indicating all costs associated with its completion.

Completed Application and Expense forms can be mailed, emailed or faxed to:

Rocky View County – Agri-Environmental Incentive Program Attn: Agricultural Services
262075 Rocky View Point
Rocky View County, AB, T4A 0X2

Fax: 403-277-5977

Once the Expense Form is submitted, an Agricultural Services staff member will come out to your property to verify that the specified project is completed. After the project is verified, a cheque for the appropriate amount will be issued and mailed to your mailing address.

Read the Program FAQ (PDF) for answers to questions and detailed information on the application process.


Matthew Chilakos
Agricultural Services Officer


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