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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 agriculture in Connecticut.  FLRP focuses on 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.
  2. You will be notified via US Postal mail of the acceptance or rejection of your application.
  3. If approved, you can proceed with the development of a FLRP Plan in cooperation with your local USDA NRCS office or North Central Conservation District.
  4. Your FLRP Plan must then be submitted and approved by the CT Department of Agriculture.
  5. You will be notified via US Postal mail of the acceptance or rejection your FLRP Plan and notice of funding availability. 
Each farm can qualify for up to $20,000.  It is expected 250 farms can be served with the current available resources. 

 

Documents available for download:
  All are in .pdf format:

 

     Application Checklist  

 

Applications must be mailed to:
   CT Department of Agriculture
   Farmland Restoration Program
   450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 703
   Hartford, CT  06103 

 

Questions regarding the FLRP can be directed to Cam Weimar, cam.weimar@ct.gov or Lance Shannon, lance.shannon@ct.gov or via phone at 860-713-2511