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 for Cover Crops
  • 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. 



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.

Application Due (or postmarked by): Currently, there is no funding available for this program. 


Mail: Water Quality Division, 116 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05620-2901

Fax: (802) 828-1410.

All grant applicants should review and be prepared to agree to the State of Vermont Attachment C: Standard Provisions for Contracts and Grants.

Click Here for FAQs or an example of a Letter of Intent.


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