National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT)

The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) has been promoting sustainable living for more than 40 years. We help people build resilient communities through local and sustainable solutions that reduce poverty, strengthen self-reliance, and protect natural resources. Programs we have developed and manage include ATTRA, the National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service; Small-Scale Intensive Farm Training (SIFT); Energy Corps AmeriCorps; Montana FoodCorps; National Energy Assistance Referral (NEAR), and many more.

NCAT’s deep portfolio of sustainable agriculture and energy projects spans every region of the country. The geographic diversity of our work, and trusted expertise of our staff in each of these regions, allow NCAT to provide relevant information, individualized technical assistance, and in-depth resources to support sustainable agriculture and accessible energy solutions nationwide.

Plus, NCAT facilitates meaningful connections among sustainable agriculture producers, renewable energy and energy efficiency experts, innovative thought leaders, researchers, and industry professionals across the United States