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Agricultural Clean Water Initiative Program

Supports local and regional partners to help farmers improve water quality

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM) Water Quality Division supports 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 supports projects 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

HOW TO APPLY

  1. Review the 2023 Agricultural Clean Water Initiative Request for Proposals
  2. Download Proposal Template (optional)
  3. Submit Proposals to AGR.WaterQuality@Vermont.gov by 4:30 p.m. on February 15, 2023.

Please submit all questions by February 1, 2023 to the program contact listed below. All questions received and responses will be posted on this webpage.

To Watch RFP Informational webinar, recorded January 19th, CLICK HERE.

CONTACT

Mary Montour, Agricultural Water Quality Program Coordinator

Mary.Montour@Vermont.gov or (802) 461-6087

 

 

PROJECT EXAMPLES

Grantee Spotlight - Champlain Valley Farmer's Coalition

Grantee Spotlight - University of Vermont Extension (Northwest Crops and Soils Team)

 

REPORTS

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

REPORTING RESOURCES

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

PARTNER DATABASE INFORMATION AND FORMS