Agricultural Clean Water Initiative Program

The Agricultural Clean Water Initiative Program is the Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets, grant funding program made possible by the Clean Water Fund, created by Act 64 or the Vermont Clean Water Act. Funding is awarded to a wide variety of partner organizations through various grant opportunities such as Education and Outreach, Organizational Development, Farm Conservation Practice Surveys, Innovative Nutrient Reduction activities and more. This funding develops and supports the continual improvement of water quality across the state of Vermont by supporting farmers with education and outreach, technical assistance, identifying and implementing best management practices, planning, and more. 


  • Elgibility: Organizations, Businesses, Custom Operators, Farmers
  • Purpose: To support education and outreach and technical assistance for Vermont farms to compy with the Required Agricultural Practices, implement water quality and soil health conservation practice, and reduce agricultural runoff to waters of the state. Additionally this program supports organizational development to expand and increase services provided to Vermont farms.

​Download Request for Proposals

  • Bid Opening: The Request for Proposals was released on June 17, 2019.

  • Question and Answer Period:    Questions pertaining to the RFP may be forwarded to no later than July 15, 2019.  You can review requently asked questions and responses here

  • Submittal: All proposals must be submitted electronically via email to by close-of-business on August 1, 2019, using the subject line “AGCWIP Proposal - 2020 RFP”

​Download Application Template



Agricultural Clean Water Initiative Program Education and Outreach Report 2019: Learn about the impact of the agricultural clean water initiative program as well as examples of the projects funded through this initaitive. 

Agricultural Clean Water Investement Report 2018: Learn about agricultural clean water investement through the Agency of Agriculture in 2017 including funding invested, examples of projects funded as well as preliminary data regarding program impacts.

Partner Database Information and Forms

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  802.828.2431
  • Working Lands                    802.622.4477
  • Public Health & Resource Management                802.828.2431
  • Laboratory               802.522.3502
  • Animal Health                        802.828.2421
  • Dairy                              802.828.2433
  • Consumer Protection / Weights & Measures                            802.828.2433
  • Meat Inspection                    802.828.2426
  • Water Quality                               802.828.2431
    • Farmer Assistance                    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