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The New England Farmer Microgrants Program

Providing Direct Support to Farmers in New England

Our 2022 application period is now closed. Check back in the Fall to learn about our 2023 application round. 

Launched in 2020, the New England Farmer Microgrants Program is a grant program that provides direct financial support up to $5,000 to farmers across New England.

The grants are designed to directly fund farmers where it is needed most. Previous awardees have used the funds to cover the costs associated with finding or getting onto farmland, purchasing equipment and services that increase on-farm productivity, and planning for the future of their farms. 

As part of the Western New England Regenerative Agriculture Project, 80% of this year’s funding will be for projects that improve the resiliency of livestock operations through improved soil health or other regenerative agriculture practices in these specific counties.

While this grant program is for farmers in New England, for farmers outside of New England, please see our Brighter Future Fund page.

Eligibility

Funding should be related to equipment or services associated with:

  1. Finding or getting onto farmland
  2. Bringing more farmland into production
  3. Planning for the future of the farm 
  4. Adopting regenerative agriculture or soil health practices on livestock operations in our Western New England Regenerative Agriculture Project region.

Please note that prior NEFMP awardees are not eligible to apply in 2022.

Sign Up To Learn More About The New England Farmer Microgrants Program

 

Learn about our past awardees

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