Greenhouse Carbon Tax Relief Grant

The Greenhouse Carbon Tax Relief Grant Program is accepting applications until Monday, May 10, 2021.

Through the Greenhouse Carbon Tax Relief Grant Program (GCTRG), the B.C. government provides carbon tax relief to B.C. commercial vegetable, floriculture, wholesale nursery and forest seedling operations.

Please note that should the value of eligible applications to the 2021 intake exceed available funding, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries may adjust reimbursement levels to ensure all eligible applications are processed equitably.

Eligible activities

Natural gas and propane consumed for heating and producing CO2 for the production of eligible crops within a production greenhouse is eligible.

Fuel burnt for other purposes, such as heating residential, office, packing or processing area, or non-eligible crop production area, vehicles, forklifts or to produce electricity in a CHP engine - is ineligible.

Eligible applicants

To qualify to receive a 2021 GCTRG, an Applicant must have met all of the following criteria at the time of the application submission:

  • is a corporation, partnership or individual(s) operating a commercial greenhouse in British Columbia for the entire 2021 production year
  • is using natural gas or propane in the operation of their Eligible Production Area for heating or the production of CO2 for Eligible Crop fertilization, or both
  • had sales in 2020 exceeding $20,000 (for start-ups or new purchases, an operator anticipates sales exceeding $20,000 in 2019) from the production of Eligible Crops
  • has a minimum of 455 square metres (5,000 square feet) of Eligible Production Area
  • is using at least 75% of their total Eligible Production Area for the production of Eligible Crops
  • is producing an Eligible Crop
  • has completed and submitted the online survey by May 10, 2021

Review the 2021 Eligibility Requirements (PDF, 125 KB) to find out if you're an eligible greenhouse operator.

To qualify to receive a 2021 GCTRG, a person must address any clarifying questions posed by the ministry within the timeframe specified with respect to the eligibility of production, the ownership and operation of the greenhouse or other issues related to the application.

Note: if the clarifying questions are not adequately answered, the Ministry will deem an application as incomplete and will not issue a grant.

It is the responsibility of the Applicant to become familiar with the application process and ensure their application addresses all requirements, in addition to ensuring a complete application and survey is submitted.

Application instructions

Applications for 2021 are now open.

  1. Complete and submit the 2021 Carbon Tax Survey
  2. Contact your fuel provider and obtain a one or two-page annual fuel usage summary.

Spreadsheets downloaded from FortisBC or other supplier will not be accepted.

       3. Complete the 3 sections of the application form, scan and submit via email.

       4. Scan and submit the annual summary or natural gas/propane invoices.

Applications or supporting material such as the survey, fuel invoices, annual summaries of fuel usage and applicable electrical power generation readings from CHP engines received after the May 10, 2021 deadline will be deemed ineligible for the 2021 GCTRGP grant. Additionally, applications or supporting material that are incomplete or incorrectly submitted will not be reviewed or considered.