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Farmland Restoration Program

The Farmland Restoration Program (FLRP), made possible by Public Act 11-1, is a voluntary program with a main objective of increasing food and fiber production in Connecticut through restoring lands into active agricultural production.  FLRP focuses on restoring and improving land with prime and important farmland soils, in accordance with a Farmland Restoration Program Plan (FLRP Plan).

 

The following is an overview of the application process:

  1. Submit the FLRP application via email on or before January 15, 2021.
  2. You will be notified via email of the acceptance or rejection of your application.
  3. If your application is accepted, we will have a soil scientist contact you to set up a site visit to review the application and view the property; or you may request the USDA provide a Conservation Plan of the FLRP area.
  4. The soil scientist will provide us with a FLRP Plan for our review.
  5. A State of Connecticut contract must be completed by you and approved by us prior to any work being performed. 

Each farm can qualify for a reimbursement payment of up to $20,000.   

 

Documents available for download:
  All are in .pdf format:
     Application Checklist  
 
Applications must be emailed to:

Agr.Grants@ct.gov

 

Questions regarding the FLRP can be directed to Lance Shannon:  lance.shannon@ct.gov; or via phone at (860)713-2531 or (860) 993-4088