OverviewThe Farmland Restoration, Climate Resiliency & Preparedness Grant (RRP) provides matching funds to Connecticut farmers, nonprofits and municipalities to support investments that increase the long term climate resiliency of farming operations and decrease farm vulnerability to extreme weather events. This will be implemented pursuant to a comprehensive Farmland Restoration and Climate Resiliency Plan (FRCR Plan) applicable to the agricultural producer’s entire farm.
This program is different than the previously offered Farmland Restoration Grant with goals and priorities as outlined in this guidance.
Funds can be used for capital investments including equipment and to implement farming practices that will have a multi-year or cumulative effect on the climate resiliency of the land or farming operation so long as the purchases or practices are pursuant to a FRCR Plan approved by DOAG.
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Office Hours and Workshops
Farmland Restoration, Climate Resiliency & Preparedness Grant Overview Webinar
A virtual workshop will be held on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, from 1:00-2:30 pm., via Webex, for those interested in applying for the RRP Grant. This workshop will include an overview of the grant program, application components, and submission process.
Open Office Hours
Virtual office hours will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2023, from 1:00-2:30p.m., via Webex, to give applicants a chance to drop in and out and ask questions.
The Grant Overview workshop will be recorded and posted on the RRP Grant website for those who cannot attend the live session.
RRP Grant Categories
Applicants are applying to participate in the 2024 granting cycle. Applicants must choose to submit under Group A or Group B.
Group A is open to eligible farmers who identify as BIPOC, new/beginning (1-3 years of production), and/or veteran farmers and can received a maximum award of $50,000 to implement a FRCR Plan.
Group B is open to all eligible farmers, including BIPOC, new/beginning, and/or veteran farmers, and can receive a maximum award of $100,000. You may submit only one application to one group. Please refer to the Evaluation Criteria section to aide you in choosing your application group.