Capital Equipment Assistance Program (CEAP)

Financial assistance is available for new or innovative equipment that will aid in the reduction of surface runoff of agricultural wastes to state waters, improve water quality of state waters, reduce odors from manure application, separate phosphorus from manure, decrease greenhouse gas emissions, and reduce costs to farmers when they apply manure.


  • Farmers
  • Custom Operators
  • Businesses
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Phosphorus Extraction Equipment Providers


Examples of Eligible Equipment: 

  • Conservation Tillage Equipment
  • No-Till Grain Drills
  • Roller Crimpers
  • Precision Agriculture Equipment such as Flow Meters and Data Loggers
  • Manure Injectors
  • Silage Balers/Wrappers
  • Dragline Systems
  • Phosphorus Removal Equipment/Technology

Eligible Equipment and corresponding funding caps or cost share rates can change based on funding availability and other factors, please refer to the most current Program Details for more information on eligible equipment. 

Learn More: CEAP Program Information


The next funding opportunity for the CEAP program will open in the fall of 2020.

As funding becomes available for this program, program details and application materials will become available for applicants. To subscribe to email notifications about this program, please complete the farmer assistance inquiry form, or you can look for an announcment for available funding in Agriview.


View Previous Year Applications:

2019 General Equipment Application

2019 Phosphorus Reduction, Separation, or Treatment Equipment or Technology Application



Mail: VAAFM CEAP Program, 116 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05620-2901

Fax: (802) 828-1410.



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                                  802.585.6073
  • Animal Health                        802.828.2421
  • Dairy                              802.828.2433
  • Consumer Protection / Weights & Measures                           802.828.2433
  • Produce Program                  802.522.3132
  • 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