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Thank you for your interest in protecting the land and water we all rely on! We look forward to working with you.

Please note: Funding is limited and provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Projects completed prior to contacting RVCA will not be eligible for funding. 



Eligibility and approval:

Eligible Landowners:

  • Farmers who have completed a 3rd edition or newer Environmental Farm Plan (EFP)
  • Rural non-farmers who have completed a Healthy Home Guide may be eligible for funding (the Healthy Home Guide will be provided during site visits)

Applicants must:

  • Apply prior to starting work on your project
  • Obtain all necessary permits, approvals, and meet all legal requirements
  • Complete a 3rd or 4th Edition Environmental Farm Plan (farm projects), or Healthy Home Guidebook (non-farm projects). 

What is generally eligible for funding?

  • Permit / approval costs
  • Purchased materials and supplies
  • Contract labour and professional fees

BEFORE you start your project, please contact the RVCA at 613-692-3571 ext. 1136 to register your information, confirm eligibility and apply.

Submitting your application:

Download your application form here. Please note you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to e-sign your form.

Submit completed application with all estimates, quotes and necessary permits to: 

Rural Clean Water Program
Box 599, 3889 Rideau Valley Dr.
Manotick, ON K4M 1A5

Or email your application package to

Approval process:

  • A site representative will visit your property
  • Project is assessed by our Review Committee
  • Project grant proceeds if approved
  • Payment issued upon completion of work, inspection by site representative and submission of all permits, approvals and proof of payment

More questions? Click here to view our FAQs (frequently asked questions).

May 06, 2022

ALUS Lanark


The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority and the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority are partnering to deliver the ALUS Lanark program, an agricultural stewardship program aimed at creating, restoring, enhancing, managing, and maintaining ecosystem services on agricultural land. Delivered within the boundary of Lanark County, ALUS Lanark is made possible with the financial support of ALUS Canada and Environment and Climate Change Canada.

ALUS Lanark is a community-based and farmer-delivered program that provides technical and financial support to farmers, as well as annual payments to ensure the ongoing stewardship of ecosystem services on their land.

Projects supported will depend on available funding each year. Projects should be on marginal, ecologically sensitive, or inaccessible land, and may include:

  • Wetland creation, enhancement, or restoration
  • Reforestation, windbreaks, shelterbelts, and buffers
  • Grassland restoration
  • Pollinator habitat and wildlife food plots
  • Delayed cut and delayed grazing
  • Erosion control and livestock exclusion
  • Habitat structures
  • Other ecologically beneficial projects

To be eligible:

  • Projects must be within Lanark County.
  • Landowners must have a valid Farm Business Registration Number.
  • Projects will not replace existing habitat with a new habitat type.
  • Projects will not remove more than 20% of land from a farming operation.

If you have any questions, contact the Rural Clean Water Program at 613-692-3571 ext. 1136 or via email at .

Ready to apply? Click here for instructions or download your application form here. Please note you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to e-sign your form.

Rural Clean Water Grants for farmers and rural landowners

Rural Clean Water Grants help to improve water quality in our local rivers, streams and creeks by reducing pollution and the volume of water running off the land. Teaming up with farmers and rural residents, we provide financial support and technical assistance for on-the-ground projects that improve and protect water quality.

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Rural Clean Water Grants up to $15,000 per project are available through three programs, based on location and project type:

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Eligible Projects:

Eligible projects for farmers include, but are not limited to:Cow IMG 19411 circle web

  • livestock fencing
  • chemical and fuel storage
  • manure storage and treatment
  • nutrient management and precision farming
  • controlled tile drainage
  • cover crops
  • annual payments for ecosystem services
  • wastewater treatment
  • wetland creation or enhancement
  • windbreakers, buffers, and grasslands

Eligible projects for all rural residents include, but are not limited to:

  • erosion control
  • buffers
  • well replacements, upgrades or decommissioning
  • septic repair
  • forest and wetland management plans
Don’t see your project on this list? Tell us about it! You may still be eligible for funding.


Grant amounts and eligibility may vary by grant program, available funding and project type. Always contact us before starting your project, as we cannot offer grants for completed projects.

Deadline for grant applications is May 1 of each year, but depending on funding we may approve project proposals received after this date.

Ready to apply? Click here for instructions or download your application form here. Please note you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to e-sign your form.

Contact Us

Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
3889 Rideau Valley Drive
Manotick, Ontario K4M 1A5

613-692-3571, 1-800-267-3504



Regular Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Member of: conservation ontario