Launched in 2020, the New England Farmer Microgrants Program (NEFMP) is a grant program that provides direct financial support to farmers across New England. The program seeks to address some of the key barriers faced by farmers in the region: access to farmland, farm succession/transfer planning, and the adoption of regenerative farming practices.
New for the 2023 grant cycle, NEFMP will consist of two separate funding opportunities: the New England Farmland Access, Succession, and Transfer Support (FAST) grant and grants for livestock producers in select counties.
The Farmland Access, Succession, and Transfer Support provides grants to farmers anywhere in New England for projects that facilitate farmland access, succession, or transfer.
Some examples of eligible projects include: farmland purchase or leasing transaction costs, consultant and attorney fees, surveys, appraisals, agriculture conservation easement fees.
Applicants can request up to $5,000 under this funding opportunity.