Vermont Agency of Agriculture Food & Markets Applications are now open for the Capital Equipment Assistance Program (CEAP). The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets’ Water Quality Division has funding for new or innovative equipment.
The funding is for equipment that will aid in the reduction of surface runoff of agricultural waters, improve water quality, reduce odors from manure application, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and more!
Vermont farms required to comply with the Required Agricultural Practices, custom operators, non-profit organizations, and phosphorus extraction equipment producers are welcome to apply.
Examples of eligible equipment include conservation tillage equipment, no-till grain drills, roller crimpers, precision agriculture equipment, and more.
Generally, the Program will cover 90% of the equipment cost with varying limits depending on the type of equipment. Applicants are limited to one application per individual operation/organization/entity.
Applications close November 1st. Please click here for more information about funding, allowable equipment, and other details.