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 in the News
Connecticut Farm Energy Program faces possible closure article in the CT Mirror
Connecticut Farm Energy was recently featured in an article in the CT Mirror to view the article click on the CT Mirror link or download State's farmer's feel left out of big clean energy programs article (pdf)
Connecticut Farm Energy Events
2013/2014 Connecticut Farm Energy Grant Assistance Workshops from December 5, 2013 - January 16, 2014. Workshop Postcard (pdf)
See pictures from the Energy Expo on our Facebook Page at:
For more information about our exhibitors and sponsors go online to www.CTFarmEnergy.org or www.Facebook.com/ConnecticutFarm.Energy or call the Connecticut Farm Energy Program at 860-345-3977
Connecticut Farm Energy Program (CFEP)
is a program that is supported in collaboration with Eastern 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 of information on energy in
relation to grant opportunities, loans, audits, educational
opportunities and events for AG producers & AG based
small business located in Connecticut.
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.
Eastern CT RC&D Area, Inc.
USDA- Rural Development
CT Farm Energy BMP Guide (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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*NEWS* Calling all CT Farms! We need your help, please follow the link below and take this very important new CT Farm Energy Survey. The information is needed to help shape future programs and policy!
This survey is a project of the Connecticut Farm Energy Program in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Agriculture.
"This Project was funded in part by matching funds from the Connecticut Department of Agriculture through the Community Investment Act, 05-228."
*EVENT* How Your Town Can Support New and Beginning Farmers - Annual AGvocate Fall Workshop: Thursday, November 21, 2013, from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Canterbury Community Center, 1 Municipal Drive, Canterbury, CT. Learn about the challenges of being a new farmer in Connecticut, and find out what your town can do to encourage and support them. For more information about this event please contact: John Guszkowski, AGvocate Program Manager at 860-455-8251 or AGvocate@outlook.com
*NEWS* The Clean Energy Finance and Investment AuthorityReleases a Rolling Request for Proposals (RFP)for Anaerobic Digestion Pilot Program
Rocky Hill, Conn., June 17, 2013 — The Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) released a rolling Request for Proposals (RFP) for its Anaerobic Digestion Pilot Program (AD Program). Pursuant to Section 103 of Public Act 11-80, and subsequently amended by Public Act 12-2, CEFIA is charged with administering a three-year $6M Pilot Program. The total funding remaining in the program under this competitive solicitation is $5M.
The purpose of the Anaerobic Digestion RFP is to solicit applications from eligible entities working with experienced renewable energy developers (Applicants). There will be a strong emphasis on evaluating the financial feasibility of each proposed installation (Project) as well as the Applicant’s ability to complete construction of the Project in a timely manner.
CEFIA has modified the original AD Program RFP, which was offered both in April and December of 2012, to provide greater flexibility for project developers to be able to plan and submit their projects when they are ready as opposed to trying to time the RFP deadline window.
Prospective Applicants should review the Anaerobic Digestion RFP which contains detailed information regarding the application and evaluation processes, solicitation eligibility, eligible energy projects, and potential areas of financial innovation.
The RFP and application materials are posted at www.energizect.com/AD
. Applications under this RFP must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. EST, on February 27, 2015. Programmatic questions regarding eligibility will be accepted via email through the closing of the RFP. Questions regarding application processes or timetables may be directed to Rick Ross, CEFIA Senior Manager of Clean Energy Deployment at email@example.com