(HARTFORD, CT) – The Connecticut Department of Agriculture is happy to announce the 2022 Farm Transition Grant (FTG) steerage is now accessible and the applying portal will open on Tuesday, January 18. The grant options 4 dynamic classes to deal with gaps in funding to assist farmers in instances of development and alter. Applications are due no later than 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8, 2022.
“The Farm Transition Grants offer agricultural producers and cooperatives at all stages of business growth and development the opportunity for funding,” mentioned Agriculture Commissioner Bryan P. Hurlburt. “The grant categories continue to build on the changes implemented last year and we encourage applicants to think creatively in ways to bring CT Grown products to market while increasing farm sustainability.”
The Farm Transition Grant is an identical reimbursement grant program for Connecticut farmers and agricultural cooperatives to assist the diversification of current farm operations, transitioning to value-added agricultural manufacturing and gross sales. Funding is offered via C.G.S. Section 22-26j.
The grant classes are summarized under.
- New Farmer Micro Grants: Up to $5,000 awarded to assist new people/partnerships who’ve one full yr to a few years of manufacturing historical past and are in search of long-term careers that financially assist them via farming and agriculture
- Infrastructure Investment Grant: Up to $20,000 awarded to assist farmers in manufacturing for no less than three years with infrastructure to develop the farm’s manufacturing and operation.
- Research and Development Grant: Up to $25,000 awarded for farms to conduct analysis to evaluate the viability of and develop a brand new product line, service, or market.
- Innovation and Diversification Grant: Up to $49,999 awarded for the implementation of a brand new services or products for market or enterprise growth after a analysis and growth part has been explored.
Grant tips and types might be discovered at www.CTGrown.gov/grants with further particulars on match necessities and eligible bills.
A digital workshop to help candidates in studying concerning the grant classes and utility course of will happen at 10:00 a.m. on February 9, 2022. The session will probably be recorded and posted to the company web site if you’re unable to attend the dwell occasion. Click right here to register for the webinar.
Questions relating to the Farm Transition Grant might be directed to Alison Grabarz at Alison.Grabarz@ct.gov. More data on utility necessities, submission course of, and accompanying types might be discovered on-line at www.CTGrown.gov/grants.
The Connecticut Department of Agriculture mission is to foster a wholesome financial, environmental, and social local weather for agriculture by creating, selling, and regulating agricultural companies; defending agricultural and aquacultural assets; implementing legal guidelines pertaining to home animals; and selling an understanding among the many state’s residents of the range of Connecticut agriculture, its cultural heritage, and its contribution to the state’s financial system. For extra data, go to www.CTGrown.gov.