The Agricultural Enhancement Grant Program (previously known as the Farm Viability Grant until December 2023) provides matching funds to Connecticut municipalities, groups of municipalities, regional councils of governments, and/or agricultural non-profit organizations for projects that directly impact and/or foster agricultural viability.
All projects funded by the Agricultural Enhancement Grant must advance farming and agriculture as defined by Connecticut General Statutes Section 1-1(q).
Funding for the Agricultural Enhancement Grant is provided through the State of Connecticut Public Act 05-228, An Act Concerning Farmland Preservation, Land Protection, Affordable Housing, and Historic Preservation.
The Agricultural Enhancement Grant Program and any awards are subject to limitations of state funding. The amount awarded to any applicant through the Agricultural Enhancement Grant shall not exceed $49,999.
A virtual workshop was hosted on Friday, January 26, 2024, at 10:00 am for interested applicants to learn more about the grant program, application requirements, and submission process.
Wednesday, February 7th from 10:00-11:00am via Webex.
Interested applicants can drop in and out to ask questions about the grant program and questions specific to their applications.