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Connecticut Resource Conservation and Development Area, Inc. (CT RC&D)

Climate Smart Agriculture Grant

$5,000-$25,000 for Tier 1 and $25,001-$50,000 for Tier 2

The Connecticut Resource Conservation and Development Area, Inc. (CT RC&D) is pleased to announce the application period is now OPEN for their Climate Smart Agriculture Grant opportunity. Applications will be accepted until October 31, 2023. Funding for this project was paid for by the Climate Smart Farming: Agriculture and Forestry Grant. Funding awarded and administered by the Connecticut Department of Agriculture.

Eligible farms in business for one year or more are invited to apply for funding up to $50,000 for the implementation of energy projects (on-farm energy efficiency and renewable energy) and/or soil health equipment and practices.

CT RC&D will be hosting a live webinar on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. to discuss the application process and answer questions. Those interested in attending can register here: tinyurl.com/climatesmartwebinar. Following the webinar, a recording will be available on this website.

Prior to starting an application, prospective applicants should review the Grant Guidance for information regarding:

  • Funding tiers
  • Eligible applicants and locations
  • Award amounts and purposes
  • Eligible/ineligible uses of funding
  • Grant payment
  • Project duration and contractual requirements
  • Reporting
  • Review factors