CT DoAG: 2024 Farm Transition Grants Available

Posted on December 8, 2023


For all local farmers, the Connecticut Department of Agriculture is accepting proposals for 2024 Farm Transition Grants, which assist Connecticut farmers and agricultural cooperatives in diversifying their operations and their other venues where the majority of their Connecticut-grown products are sold.

Applications are due no later than 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 10, 2024.

Applicants can apply for four unique grant categories:

Farmer Micro Grant

Microgrants to support new individuals/partnerships who have one full year to three years of production history and are seeking long-term careers that financially support them through farming and agriculture.

Maximum award: $5,000

Match requirement: 25% of project costs

Infrastructure Investment Grant

To support farmers who have been in production for a minimum of three years with infrastructure to expand the farm’s production and operation.

Maximum award: $20,000

Match requirement: 50% of project costs

Research and Development Grant

A grant program for farms to conduct research to assess the viability and develop a new product line, service, or market.

Maximum award: $25,000

Match requirement: 40% of project costs

Innovation and Diversification Grant

A grant program for the implementation of a new product or service for market or business expansion after a research and development phase has been explored.

Maximum award: $49,999

Match requirement: 50% of project costs

For more information and to apply, click on this link