Funding for the Farm Transition Grant is provided through (C.G.S. Sec. 22-26k). The FTG Grant Program and any awards are subject to limitations of state funding.
This Section is found in Connecticut General Statute Title 22: Agriculture, Domestic Animals.
Sec. 22-26k. Farm transition grant program. Matching grants. (a) There is established a farm transition grant program which shall be administered by the Department of Agriculture. Matching grants shall be made to farmers and agricultural cooperatives for diversification of existing farm operations, transitioning to value added agricultural production and sales, and developing farmers' markets and other venues in which a majority of products sold are grown in the state.
(b) The Commissioner of Agriculture shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, for the administration of the program established by this section. Such regulations shall require the development of business plans by applicants as part of the application process.
(P.A. 05-228, S. 3; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-3, S. 113; P.A. 08-13, S. 4; P.A. 09-229, S. 31.)
History: P.A. 05-288 effective July 1, 2005; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-3 changed effective date of P.A. 05-228 to October 1, 2005, effective June 30, 2005; P.A. 08-13 added “grant” re program in Subsec. (a), effective April 29, 2008; P.A. 09-229 deleted “agricultural not-for-profit organizations” in Subsec. (a), effective July 1, 2009.