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Rebates to Saskatchewan First Nation Bands and Rural Municipalities in Eligible Locations for Assistance with Rodent Control

Rat Control Program (CAP-RCP)


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Funding Source
Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM)
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Geographic Focus
Canada: Saskatchewan: Jurisdictions that are located south of the Northern Administrative District;

Important Dates
Deadline: 12/31/23 Save

Grant Description
Rebates to Saskatchewan First Nation Bands and rural municipalities in eligible locations for assistance in pest control. The rebate program is intended to provide financial support, as well as human resources, training, and education, to jurisdictions that are located south of the Northern Administrative District. The goal of the program is to control the rat population and to achieve maximum results and accountability while keeping administrative requirements for RMs and FNBs to a minimum.

Rat Control Technical Advisors (RCTA) are contracted by SARM and these roles will support the Rat Control Program by providing ongoing mentoring and technical guidance to new and existing appointed PCOs and licensed pesticide applicators in the field on a case-by-case basis.

The RCTAs play an important role alongside the Plant Health Officers (PHO) to develop and deliver training and educational opportunities for PCOs each year. One Advisor is focused in the southern SARM Divisions (1, 2 and 3) and another in the northern Divisions (4, 5 and 6) and they work together to provide mentorship and technical rat control resources throughout the province. Duties and responsibilities include advising and assisting PCOs, RMs, FNBs and regional pest control committees by providing technical support and consistent and uniform delivery of the rat control program in Saskatchewan.

Assistance Rat Control Technical Advisors may provide to an RM/FNB:

  • On a case-by-case basis, be available via phone, email and in person when necessary to provide technical advice to assist FNBs, appointed RM Pest Control Officers and RMs in their efforts to effectively manage the rat population within their jurisdiction.
  • Provide mentorship and technical advice to appointed PCOs, RMs and FNBs consistent with provincially accepted best practices that may include inspection procedures, baiting processes, biosecurity measures and best practices for dealing with difficult landowners.
  • Work with the Plant Health Officer in each SARM Division to assist RMs without an appointed PCO or licensed pesticide applicator to find appropriate individuals to fill each role.
  • Communicate with PHOs regarding any rat infestations or rat control issues and work with them to ensure RM and FNB Councils and appointed PCOs have the technical advice and support they need to effectively manage rat populations within their jurisdictions.
  • Assist in identifying and delivering topics concerning rat control best practices at educational training events facilitated through the Plant Health Network (PHN) or the SPCOA.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
RMs (Rural Municipalities) and FNBs (First Nation Bands) that are active in their rat control efforts and who follow the minimum level of service determined by the 2023-24 CAP-RCP are eligible.

To see the minimum level of service required, see:

No other government grant, rebate, assistance program, or payment can be received by the RM/FNB with relation to the expenditures subject to this program.

Pre-Application Information
Claims must be submitted by December 31, 2023.

If the deadline to submit a claim form falls on a statutory holiday or weekend, the deadline would move to the next business day.

The program will provide rebates of up to 50 per cent of approved expenses

Rebates will be determined once all claims are received by SARM and all program expenses are recorded prior to the March 31, 2024 program end date.

For additional relevant links, see the Full Grant Text RFP link.

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant
- The program will provide rebates of up to 50 per cent of approved expenses.
- To ensure rebates are distributed in a fair and equitable manner, funding will be determined by the number of claims received, the value of rebates requested and based on the prorated formula found here:

Term of Contract
April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024

Contact Information
Submit claim forms to Annette Ellert, Programs Administrator, at

Direct questions to Annette Ellert at the email address above or call 306-761-3744.

If you require assistance or more information on the CAP-Rat Control Program, please contact the Plant Health Officer located in your SARM Division:
Division 1: Tayo Adegeye, (306) 580-8708,
Division 2: Joanne Kwasnicki, (306) 541-8437,
Division 3: Betty Johnson, (306) 315-3925,
Division 4: Katey Makohoniuk, (306) 594-7683,
Division 5: Chelsea Neuberger, (306) 380-4526,
Division 6: Colleen Fennig, (306) 946-9895,

For rat control technical assistance, please contact the Rat Control Technical Advisor for your SARM Division:
Grant Peeling, Division 1,2 & 3 or 306-631-7141

Colette Melnychuk, Divisions 4, 5 & 6 or 306-269-7067

2301 Windsor Park Road
Regina, SK S4V 3A4
T 306.757.3577
F 306.565.2141

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