OverviewThe Farmland Restoration Grant (FLRG) provides matching funds to Connecticut farmers, nonprofits and municipalities to increase food and fiber production in the state by restoring lands into active agricultural production. FLRP focuses on restoring and improving land with prime and important farmland soils, in accordance with a Farmland Restoration Program Plan (FLRP Plan).
Funding for the Farmland Restoration Grant is made possible by Public Act 11-1, codified in Chapter 422 of the Connecticut General Statutes. The Farmland Restoration Grant and any awards are subject to the requirements and provisions of state funding.
For purposes of this program, farmland restoration is the act of bringing land into agricultural production for human food, animal feed, or livestock grazing.
The maximum grant awarded is $20,000.00. Applications of any amount up to the maximum possible award will be considered for funding. There are two opportunities for funding under the Farmland Restoration Program. The opportunities for funding are for projects on either publicly owned land or for projects that are on privately owned land. Applicants will choose the grant that best fits their property to apply.
Application Period: open date of March 11, 2022, through Tuesday, April 12 at 4:00pm
Applications will not be accepted after 4:00pm on Tuesday, April 12 at 4:00pm
A virtual workshop to assist interested applicants in learning about the grant and application process occurred on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at 10 am. The session recording and presentation slides can be found below.
Applications for the 2022 Farmland Restoration Grant Program will be accepted from March 11, 2022 and available through April 12, 2022, at 4:00PM.
**Please note: There is a strict 15-minute automatic logout on the application portal if you are not actively typing.**
View the 2022 Farmland Restoration Grant Guidance
Grant Guidance was updated on 3/11/2022