Deadline February 24

CAN: Program helps Nova Scotia greenhouse growers recover after Fiona

A new provincial government program will help farmers replace greenhouses damaged during hurricane Fiona.

The $3-million Fiona Greenhouse Replacement Program helps registered farm owners build or buy new greenhouses, grow tunnels, and other related infrastructure.

“Producers have worked tirelessly over the last several months to pick up the pieces after the devastating impacts of hurricane Fiona,” said Agriculture Minister Greg Morrow. “We said we would support our farmers, and this program is just one of the ways the provincial government is delivering on that promise.”
Eligible expenses include structures, electrical and heating equipment, tools and technology used to monitor and control climate, and associated labor costs.

Funding amounts vary by structure. Successful applicants will be reimbursed up to $10 per square foot for heated greenhouses, $7.50 per square foot for unheated greenhouses, and $5 per square foot for grow tunnels.

Applications are available at and will be accepted until February 24. Farmers who have previously applied for greenhouse-related assistance through the Fiona Agricultural Disaster Assistance program do not need to apply again; a case manager will reach out directly.

Quick Facts:

  • applicants must be at least 19 years of age and own a registered, active farm
  • damage to infrastructure and equipment must have been sustained on September 23 or 24
  • a quote detailing eligible costs should be submitted with the application or by March 15

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