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Agricultural Viability Grants
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Purpose: Encourage growth and viability of CT agriculture
Contact: Ron Olsen
Phone: (860) 713-2550
Email: ron.olsen@ct.gov
Website:  http://www.ct.gov/doag/cwp/view.asp?a=3260&q=398982
Type of Assistance: Grant Payment
Authority: CGS Sec. 22-26j
Description
Providing increased funding for municipal open space grants, farm viability & preservation, historic preservation, new and existing affordable housing programs and new infrastructure to support & promote agriculture in CT.
Dairy Farm Reinforcement Program
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Purpose: Provide grants, loans and access to credit to offset costs incurred due to federal price controls and high energy costs
Contact: Stephen Brown
Phone: (860) 270-8205
Email: stephen.brown@ct.gov
Website: http://www.ct.gov/doag/cwp/view.asp?a=1368&q=331334
Type of Assistance: Loan
Authority: 
Description
The program is designed to help dairy farmers reverse recent financial losses by providing grants, loans and access to credit to offset recent financial losses due to federal price controls and high energy costs
Drinking Water Quality Management Plan
Agency: Department of Public Health
Purpose:  To provide for a consistent and proactive methodology to protect public drinking water supplies while balancing the need for economic development within the Stateís source water protection areas.
Contact: Lori Mathieu
Phone: (860) 509-7333
Email: lori.mathieu@ct.gov
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3139&q=387338
Type of Assistance: Technical Assistance
Authority: Special Act 06-6
Description
The DWQMP plan is intended include locally developed and locally implemented land use management and development measures, including land preservation techniques to provide for the protection of critical public drinking water supply watershed areas
Environmental Assistance Program
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Purpose: Help provide clean air and water to the community
Contact: J. Dippel
Phone: (860) 713-2511
Email: joseph.dippel@ct.gov
Website: http://www.ct.gov/doag/cwp/view.asp?a=1368&q=270138
Type of Assistance: Grant Payment
Authority: CGS Sec. 22-6c
Description
Assist farmers with costs associated with agricultural waste management concerns/projects
Farm Link
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Purpose: Keeping CT farmland in production
Contact: Marketing Division
Phone: (860) 713-2503
Email: 
Website: http://www.farmlink.uconn.edu
Type of Assistance: Grant Payment, information
Authority: 
Description
Farm owners and farm seekers can share information with other registered owners (sellers) and seekers (buyers). The goal is to keep farmland in production.
Farmersí Markets and the Regional Market
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Purpose: Provide an opportunity for farmers to sell their crops and for consumers to purchase fresh, high-quality produce and other farm specialty items
Contact: Rick Macsuga
Phone: (860) 713-2544
Email: richard.macsuga@ct.gov
Website:  http://www.ct.gov/doag/cwp/view.asp?a=3260&q=398996
Type of Assistance: Grant payment, central market location
Authority: 
Description
There are 87 farmersí markets spread throughout the state. The regional market in Hartford provides a central location for farmers and wholesalers to sell and distribute food and other agricultural products.
Farmland Preservation
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Purpose: Preserve CTís farmland
Contact: J. Dippel
Phone: (860) 713-2511
Email: joseph.dippel@ct.gov
Website: http://www.ct.gov/doag/cwp/view.asp?a=3260&q=399016
Type of Assistance: Purchase of Development Rights
Authority: CGS Sec. 22-26cc
Description
Preserve CTís agricultural lands based on soil types for food and fiber productions purposes
Farm-To-School Program
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Purpose: Support local farms and offer fresher, more nutritious produce for school meals
Contact: Jane Slupecki
Phone: (860) 713-2503
Email: jane.slupecki@ct.gov
Website: http://www.ct.gov/doag/cwp/view.asp?a=2225&q=299424
Type of Assistance: Grants, Contracts for goods
Authority: PA 05-228
Description
Statewide program designed to use Connecticut Grown fresh fruits and vegetables in local school cafeteriaís meals and snacks
Geographic Information Systems
Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
Purpose: To provide a statewide automated geographic storage and retrieval system that can rapidly integrate and analyze large amounts of spatial map and file data over any selected geographic area.
Contact: Geographic Information Systems 
Phone: (860) 424-3540
Email: 
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2698&q=323342&depNav_GID=1707
Type of Assistance: Technical Assistance
Authority: 
Description
DEP develops and maintains a statewide automated geographic storage and retrieval system that can rapidly integrate and analyze large amounts of spatial map and file data over any selected geographic area.
Green Building
Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
Purpose: To promote Green Building practices.
Contact: Kim Trella
Phone: (860) 424-3234
Email: kim.trella@po.state.ct.us
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2714&q=324910&depNav_GID=1645
Type of Assistance: Education and outreach
Authority: 
Description
Promote the use of green building standards for new and renovated buildings, whereby the environmental qualities of both the indoor and outdoor settings have been considered and protected during design, construction, maintenance and use.
Landscape Stewardship Initiative
Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
Purpose: Provide information on landscape stewardship.
Contact: Margaret Welch
Phone: (860) 424-3618
Email: margaret.welch@po.state.ct.us
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dep/landscapestewardship
Type of Assistance: Technical assistance, education and outreach.
Authority: 
Description
Coordinate DEP programs that affect land use so as to avoid unintended impacts on land development patterns and to provide municipalities, individuals, and organizations with information to allow for better informed land use decision-making.
Nonpoint Source Pollution Programs
Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
Purpose: To prevent the introduction of pollutants into surface waters through stormwater.
Contact: Nonpoint Source Program 
Phone: (860) 424-3020
Email: 
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2719&q=325588&depNav_GID=1654
Type of Assistance: Guidance & information
Authority: 
Description
DEP is working to engage stakeholders to prevent the introduction of pollutants into stormwater through it's Non Point Source Pollution Management and Coastal Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Programs.
Protection of Public Drinking Water Supplies -Technical Assistance
Agency: Department of Public Health
Purpose: To provide technical assistance to municipal land use decision makers and public water systems concerning consistent and proactive methods and measures to protect public drinking water supplies.
Contact: Lori Mathieu
Phone: (860) 509-7333
Email: lori.mathieu@ct.gov
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3139&q=387338
Type of Assistance: Technical Assistance
Authority: CGS Sec. 25-32f,8-2, 8-23,8-3i,22a-42f
Description
Technical assistance can be provided in the form of comments and recommendations on local actions that may affect public drinking water sources.
Risk Management Crop Insurance Program
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Purpose: Coordinate crop insurance outreach education and training programs throughout the state
Contact: Ron Olsen
Phone: (860) 713-2550
Email: ron.olsen@ct.gov
Website: http://www.canr.uconn.edu/ces/frm/
Type of Assistance: Education and Training
Authority: 
Description
Increase producers knowledge of crop insurance programs and its availability, increase crop insurance participation by CT farmers, and improve risk management on CT farms

 

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