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.
- Elgibility: Organizations, Businesses, Custom Operators, Farmers
- Purpose: To support education and outreach and technical assistance for Vermont farms to comply 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.
Bid Opening: The Request for Proposals was released on June 17, 2019.
Submittal: All proposals must be submitted electronically via email to AGR.WaterQuality@vermont.gov by close-of-business on August 1, 2019, using the subject line “AGCWIP Proposal - 2020 RFP”
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.