Department of Agriculture Grant Opportunity

January 30, 2024

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Dear Neighbor,

The Connecticut Department of Agriculture (CT DoAg), on behalf of the CT Food Policy Council, announces the competitive solicitation process to award funds to Connecticut organizations and groups involved in food system policy or creating innovative, localized, programming in their respective communities to increase food access and address food insecurity through the Food System Capacity Building Grant. Applicants must submit a completed application by March 6, 2024, at 4:00 p.m. using Cognito Forms.

Grant categories include:

  • Creation or continuance of a local food policy council or food working group to cover costs of development and/or implementation to address food insecurity in Connecticut municipalities.
  • Equipment associated with projects that would create and/or further food access to underserved communities.
  • Local food access to expand buying opportunities in food insecure and low food access communities.
  • Food waste and recovery projects that reduce food loos and waste, recovery efforts, and recycling programs.
A grant webinar will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2024, from 2-3 p.m. Applicants can register HERE or on the grant webpage. The webinar will be recorded and posted. Questions regarding the Food System Capacity Building Grant can be directed to Hannah Carty at or 860-471-1620 or Cyrena Thibodeau at or 860-895-3094.


Patricia Dillon


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