Agricultural Clean Water Initiative Program

NOW ACCEPTING Grant Proposals from local and regional partners helping farmers improve water quality

Download Request for Proposals

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM) Water Quality Division is requesting proposals from businesses, organizations, or individuals to work with farms to support the improvement of water quality across the state of Vermont through education and outreach, technical assistance, organizational capacity development, and conservation practice surveys.  

The Agency is calling for proposals that address the following priority outcomes to improve water quality in Vermont:

  • Regulatory Compliance and Agricultural Non-Point Source Pollution Reduction
  • Economic and Environmental Viability on Vermont Farms


2022 AgCWIP RFP Informational Webinar Meeting Recording


  • January 31, 2022 by 4:30pm: Application Deadline
  • March 1, 2022: Applicants notified of funding decision
  • May 2022: Estimated Project Start Date



Mary Montour, Agricultural Water Quality Program Coordinator or (802) 461-6087



  1. Review the 2022 Agricultural Clean Water Initiative Program RFP (Request for Proposals) for the complete details on eligible activities and the full application process.
  2. Complete and submit your application to with the subject title: ‘AgCWIP Proposal – RFP 2022’ by 4:30pm January 31, 2022.

Download RFP

Download Application Template

Frequently Asked Questions


Learn about Agricultural Clean Water Initiative Program (AgCWIP) and VAAFM technical assistance and as well as examples of the projects funded through this initaitive.



Reporting for Ag-CWIP TA visits and practice implementation occurs through the Partner Database. Learn more by clicking on the link below.



Contact Information

Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

116 State Street
Montpelier, Vt 05620-2901


Program Contacts

  • Media Inquiries                      802.622.4662
  • Licensing & Registration        802.828.2436
  • Business Development          802.828.1619
  • Feed, Seed, Fertilizer & Lime  802.828.5050
  • Working Lands                    802.622.4477
  • Public Health & Resource Management                802.828.2431
  • Laboratory                                  802.585.6073
  • Animal Health                        802.828.2421
  • Dairy                              802.828.2433
  • Consumer Protection / Weights & Measures                           802.828.2433
  • Produce Program                  802.461.5128
  • Meat Inspection                    802.828.2426
  • Water Quality                               802.828.2431
    • Grants                                  802.622.4098
    • Enforcement                                802.828.2431
    • Reports                                      802.272.0323
    • BMP's                                      802.828.3474
  • Act 250                          802.828.2431 
  • Pesticide                        802.828.2431