The Mission of the Connecticut Farm Energy Program is to provide technical assistance to AG producers and increase awareness about energy conservation & efficiency while promoting alternative & renewable forms of energy on Connecticut Farms.

Connecticut Farm Energy Events

 CT Farm Energy Event - CT Farm Bureau Young Farmers 2016

Connecticut Farm Energy Program (CFEP)
is a program that is supported in collaboration with Connecticut Resource Conservation & Development Area, Inc. (RC&D) and the USDA Rural Development.

CFEP aims to provide information as it pertains to energy and agriculture in Connecticut through the CFEP website, email updates, publications, workshops and events it hosts and participates in.

CFEP serves as a resource and clearinghouse for information about on-farm energy opportunities in relation to grant opportunities, financial incentives, loans, audits, educational opportunities and events for AG producers & AG based small business located in Connecticut. CFEP works closely with Federal, State and local partners.

CFEP provides technical assistance in the form of grant writing to eligible Connecticut Ag producers & Ag based small business in applying for USDA – Rural Development REAP (Rural Energy for America Program) Grants. REAP Grants which are part of the Farm Bill, provide assistance to those who are eligible with Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy projects.

CFEP is Supported by these Partners

CT RC&D Area, Inc.

USDA- Rural Development

Publications

CT Farm Energy Survey Report - 2014 (pdf)

CT Farm Energy BMP Guide - 2nd Edition 2014 (pdf)

CT Farm Energy BMP Guide - 1st Edition (pdf)

If you would like to receive a printed copy of the new BMP guide please contact our office and we can mail you a copy.

 

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Upcoming Events/News

 

Connecticut Young Farmers February 2, 2016 Connecticut Farm Bureau Young Farmers Event. Come listen to the Connecticut Farm Energy Program present about the energy efficiency and renewable energy projects we have completed across Connecticut. Learn about grants, incentives and funding opportunities. Being held at the WB Young Building from 6-9pm on February 2, 2016.

 

USDA REAP Grant Deadline
USDA Rural Development's Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) administers grants, guaranteed loans, and combination grant/guaranteed loans to help agricultural producers and rural small businesses purchase and install renewable energy systems and make energy efficiency improvements.

How much are the grants?
The grants are awarded on a competitive basis and can be up to 25% of total eligible project costs. Grants are limited to a max of $500,000 for renewable energy systems and $250,000 max for energy efficiency improvements. Grant requests min is $2,500 for renewable energy systems and $1,500 for energy efficiency improvements.

How to Apply
To apply please contact your local Rural Development Office or the Connecticut Farm Energy Office at (860)345-3977.

Grant Application Information is available online.

Next Deadline
April 30, 2016

 

2014 CT Farm Energy Survey Report (pdf)

 

2014 RI Farm Energy Survey Report (pdf)

 

CT Farm Energy BMP Guide - 2nd Edition 2014 (pdf)