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New England Farmer Microgrants Program

How to Apply


NEFMP 2021 Application Process will be by Invitation Only

Due to funding limitations, the New England Farmer Microgrant Program will be INVITE ONLY this year (2021).

We will be able to award approximately 15-20 grants up to $5,000. We are working directly with service providers across New England to nominate eligible farmers to apply for these limited grants.

We are committed to awarding at least half of this year’s grants to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color farmers.

We anticipate a return to an open-call application process in 2022.


A farmer, smiling, holds out tomatoes.
Fresh Start Farms
The New England Farmer Microgrants Program supports farmers in New England working to access land, improve land security, expand production, or plan for succession.
The program funds projects in two primary categories: professional services and infrastructure costs related to keeping or bringing agricultural land in production.
For this program, we define “farmer” as an individual, group, or organization who are intentionally cultivating annual or perennial crops or animals for harvest. We understand farming practices vary widely across New England and across communities. This grant does not support growing or raising products primarily for personal use but is intended to allow production for community use.

 Learn more about projects we funded in 2020 from six of our grant recipients.


Contact Us

Still have questions? If you are a farmer or service provider with questions about the program, please reach out to us at NewEngland@farmland.org.