OverviewThe Farmland Restoration Grant (FLRG) provides matching funds to Connecticut farmers, nonprofits and municipalities to increase food and fiber production in the state by 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 and a Climate Smart Resiliency Plan (FLRP Plan). Funding for the Farmland Restoration Grant is made possible by Connecticut General Statutes 22-6c. The Farmland Restoration Grant and any awards are subject to the requirements and provisions of state funding.
For purposes of this program, farmland restoration is the act of bringing land into agricultural production for human food, animal feed, or livestock grazing.
The maximum grant awarded is $20,000.00. Applications of any amount up to the maximum possible award will be considered for funding. There are two opportunities for funding under the Farmland Restoration Program. The opportunities for funding are for projects on either publicly owned land or for projects that are on privately owned land. Applicants will choose the grant that best fits their property to apply.
Application Period: open date of Friday, October 14, 2022, through Friday, December 9, 2022 at 4:00pm.
Applications will not be accepted after 4:00pm on Friday, December 9, 2022.
An informational webinar was held on Tuesday November 8, 2022 for interested agricultural producers and cooperatives to learn about the Farmland Restoration Program application process. This webinar was recorded and can be accessed via the link below.