Agricultural Clean Water Initiative Program


The Agricultural Clean Water Initiative Program (Ag-CWIP) 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. 


Education and Outreach Report State FY 2019: Learn about the impact of the agricultural clean water initiative program and Agency of Agricultural Techncial assistance efforts for State Fiscal Year 2019.

Education and Outreach Report State FY 2018: 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 Investment 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.

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