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Farm Viability Grant

Applications for the 2022 Farm Viability Grant Program will be accepted from November 29, 2021, through February 14, 2022, at 4:00 PM.

Application Instructions Apply Here!

**Please note: There is a strict 15-minute automatic logout on the application portal if you are not actively typing.** 

If you do not save often, you may be forced to recreate your applicationTo save your application progress, click “Save Progress” at the bottom of the pop-up screen. Enter in a reason to pause (For example: hungry, tired, done for today, etc.) and your application will be saved so that you may resume your application at another time.

All applications must be submitted by the deadline to be considered for funding, regardless of technical difficulties.


Informational Grant Webinar Resources

PowerPoint Slides

View Recorded Grant Webinar

The Farm Viability Grant Webinar took place on Tuesday, December 14, 2021. During the webinar, CT Department of Agriculture staff reviewed the 2022 Farm Viability Grant guidance, as well as the submission process for the grant and all necessary documentation. To view the recording of the webinar, click the link above. The PowerPoint slides covered in the presentation can be found above.  


Important Guidelines and Forms

2022 Farm Viability Grant Guidelines

2022 Farm Viability Grant Fillable Budget Form in Excel Format

2022 Farm Viability Grant Fillable Grant Narrative Form in Word Format

W-9 Form

State Vendor Form

2022 Farm Viability FAQs

The Farm Viability Grant (FVG) (C.G.S. Sec. 22-26j) is a competitive matching grant program open to municipalities, regional planning organizations, associations of municipalities, and agricultural non-profits. The maximum grant award is $49,999. Please be aware this is a reimbursement grant.

Funding for the Farm Viability Grant is provided through the State of Connecticut Agricultural Viability Grant Program, established in 2005 through Public Act 05-228, An Act Concerning Farmland Preservation, Land Protection, Affordable Housing, and Historic Preservation.

There are four Questions of Focus that eligible applicants may choose to apply for. Please review the 2022 Farm Viability Grant Application Guidelines document above for detailed information on how to apply and the Questions of Focus.

The Farm Viability Grant Program and any awards are subject to limitations of state funding.

Applications will only be accepted according to the instructions outlined in the 2022 Farm Viability Grant Application Guidelines document above.