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

2013/2014 Connecticut Farm Energy Grant Assistance Workshops from December 5, 2013 - January 16, 2014. Workshop Postcard (pdf)

CT Farm Energy 2013-2014 Farm Energy Workshops

See pictures from the 2012 Energy Expo on our Facebook Page at:

2012 CT Farm & Energy Expo

2012 CT Farm & Energy Expo
For more information about our exhibitors and sponsors go online to or 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 - 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


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


Save the Date: 3rd Annual Connecticut Community & Farm Energy Expo Saturday March 22, 2014 at Goodwin College, River Campus, East Hartford, CT. ***This Event has been Cancelled***


*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 or 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