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Northwestern Livestock Emergency Assistance Initiative

The Northwestern Livestock Emergency Assistance Initiative provides emergency financial support to eligible farmers in the Rainy River, Kenora and Thunder Bay districts who are affected by the ongoing drought conditions. Eligible farmers can apply for funding to help cover costs related to obtaining feed or access to water for their livestock.

Applications will be accepted August 3 through October 29, 2021.

Eligible farmers in the Rainy River, Kenora and Thunder Bay districts can apply to receive up to a maximum of $10,000.

Applicants need to list any eligible costs they incurred on the application form and provide copies of all supporting documents (e.g., invoices, receipts, proof of payment) along with their application form.

Eligible costs




Materials, such as line posts and fencing wire





Ancillary water equipment items, such as piping, joints, floats and valves

Labour, such as machine rentals, electrical sources including solar or battery-powered energizer


To participate in the initiative, farmers need to have:

For a complete list of eligibility requirements and for more information read the Initiative Guidelines.


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