96% of RMs participated in PREP in the 2014-15 program year! That`s the highest participation yet with the lowest infestation rate being recorded (3.95%) since SARM has taken on the administration of this program!
In 2015-16, the Provincial Rat Eradication Program once again has received funding to $1.4 million for this program year. As it was last year, the funding formula remains: The maximum amount of grant payable to an RM will be 50% of actual expenses reported for the year to a maximum potential grant amount based on $13.50 per farm site and $70.00 per township.
PREP is striving for 100% particiaption towards a rat free Saskatchewan! The funding commitment from the Ministry of Agriculture and the Federal Government under Growing Forward 2, ends with this program year. SARM will once again lobby on behalf of all members to continue funding this very important program in the midst of fiscal restraint.