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2022 Farm Transition Grant (FTG)

Overview

The Farm Transition Grant Program (FTG) (C.G.S. Sec. 22-26k) is a competitive matching grant program for Connecticut farmers and agricultural cooperatives to support the diversification of existing farm operations, transitioning to value-added agricultural production and sales, and other venues in which a majority of products sold are grown in the state.

A virtual workshop to assist interested applicants in learning about the grant categories and application process will occur at 10:00 a.m. on February 9, 2022. The session will be recorded and posted to the agency website if you are unable to attend the live event.
 

Please be aware: These are reimbursement grants. Incomplete projects cannot be fully reimbursed.

Application Period: Tuesday, January 18 at 12:00pm – Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at 4:00 pm

2022 Farm Transition Grant Categories:

 View the 2022 Farm Transition Grant Guidance

Four unique grant categories, for which eligible applicants can apply, are available. Applicants shall select the category for which they think their project most closely qualifies. DoAg reserves the right to alter the grant category selected by the applicant. Below are summaries of each category.

 

  • New Farmer Micro Grant: Microgrants to support new individuals/partnerships who have one full year to three years of production history and are seeking long-term careers that financially support them through farming and agriculture.
    • Maximum award: $5,000
    • Match requirement: 25% of project costs
  • Infrastructure Investment Grant: To support farmers who have been in production for a minimum of three years with infrastructure to expand the farm’s production and operation.
    • Maximum award: $20,000
    • Match requirement: 50% of project costs
  • Research and Development Grant: A grant program for farms to conduct research to assess the viability and develop a new product line, service, or market.
    • Maximum award: $25,000
    • Match requirement: 40% of project costs
  • Innovation and Diversification Grant: A grant program for the implementation of a new product or service for market or business expansion after a research and development phase has been explored.
    • Maximum award: $49,999
    • Match requirement: 50% of project costs