Climate Smart Agriculture GRANT


Do you have questions about the CT RC&D Climate Smart Farming Grant program and/or the grant application? Email Sarah Layton, Agricultural Programs Coordinator, at or call 860-345-3977 ext. 102.


Thank you for your interest in CT RC&D's Climate Smart Agriculture Grant. The application period is now closed. The CSAG Review Committee will review applications in April with the plan to contact all applicants by the end of May. If you have any questions, you may contact Sarah at

The Connecticut Resource Conservation and Development Area, Inc. (CT RC&D) is pleased to offer a Climate Smart Agriculture Grant program as part of the Climate Smart Agriculture and Forestry Grant (CSAFG), funded in part by the Connecticut Department of Agriculture’s Climate Smart Agriculture & Forestry grant established by the Community Investment Act (C.G.S. Sec. 22-26k). The purpose of the grant funds is to implement, support, or expand climate smart agricultural practices related to on-farm energy (energy efficiency and renewable energy) and/or soil health equipment and practices.

Prior to starting an application, prospective applicants should review the Grant Guidance for information regarding:

  • Funding tiers
  • Eligible applicants and locations
  • Award amounts and purposes
  • Eligible/ineligible uses of funding
  • Grant payment
  • Project duration and contractual requirements
  • Reporting
  • Review factors
Press conference about Connecticut's Climate Smart Agriculture Program
Eight Connecticut Farmers Receive Climate Smart Grants

First Group of Farmers Receive Grants for Implementing Energy and Soil Health Projects & Practices

Connecticut state leaders held a press conference in February to announce the farmers receiving the first grants through the Climate Smart Agriculture Grant Program.