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Grants and Funding

Ausable Bayfield Conservation staff are happy to speak with you about grants that may be available for your projects that improve your property and your watershed community.

Opportunities for grants and funding are always changing and new ones become available often. 

Contact your local stewardship staff at Ausable Bayfield Conservation about your project to get the latest funding information.

Phone 519-235-2610 or toll-free 1-888-286-2610 or find contacts for our stewardship staff on the staff contacts page of this website.

Click this link for a list of OMAFRA-certified soil erosion contractors.

Environmental Farm Plan

An Environmental Farm Plan (EFP workshop is offered through the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA).

Please check the Soil and Crop website at for the most up-to-date information on EFP workshops.

Huron County Clean Water Project

The Huron County Clean Water Project provides financial and technical assistance to county residents to improve and protect water quality in Huron County. 

The project is funded by County of Huron and delivered by the Ausable Bayfield and Maitland Valley conservation authorities. Funding assistance covers up to 50 per cent of the costs of eligible projects and can be combined with other cost-share programs. 

Or, visit the County of Huron website at

Contact Kate Monk through our staff contacts page or phone 519-235-2610 or toll-free 1-888-286-2610 to find our more.

Habitat Stewardship Program (HSP)

The Habitat Stewardship Program (HSP) for Species at Risk offers financial incentive to projects which help to contribute to the recovery of endangered, threatened and other species at risk, and to prevent other species from becoming conservation concern. This program is funded through the Government of Canada and delivered through the Department of the Environment.

Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA)

The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) offers a variety of different funding programs to support on-farm best management practices (BMPs). 

Check the Ontario Soil and Crop website for funding that is available. 

Some grant and funding programs include:

Cover Crop Boost Program in Main Bayfield Watershed

If you live in the Bayfield area, find out about the Cover Crop Boost Program financial incentives in the Main Bayfield Watershed: