Farmland Restoration Flood Response Grant Deadline ExtendedAugust 25, 2023
The Connecticut Department of Agriculture has extended the deadline for the Farmland Restoration Flood Response Grant until 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 31.
The Farmland Restoration Flood Response Grant (RFRG) provides matching funds to Connecticut farmers, nonprofits, and municipalities impacted by excessive rainfall and flooding in July to restore lands into active agricultural production. RFRG focuses on restoring and improving land with prime and important farmland soils, in accordance with a Farmland Restoration Plan (FLRP Plan).
Funding for the Farmland Restoration Flood Response is provided through the Farmland Restoration Grant, made possible by Connecticut General Statutes 22-6c. The Farmland Restoration Flood Response Grant and any awards are subject to the requirements and provisions of state funding. The total amount available for these grants is up to $300,000. For the purposes of this grant, farmland restoration is the act of bringing land into agricultural production for human food, animal feed, or livestock grazing.
The maximum grant awarded per grantee is $20,000. Applications of any amount up to the maximum possible award will be considered for funding.
Questions can be directed to: AGR.Disaster@ct.gov