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New England Farmer Microgrants Program

The New England Farmer Microgrants Program

Current Funding Opportunity: JULY 1 – JULY 8

Two grant opportunities are available from AFT for farmers in New England again this season:

  • $5,000 for farmland access, successions and transfer projects, Applications due in July. Click here to learn more.
    • About this opportunity: American Farmland Trust is thrilled to announce that applications for the Brighter Future Fund’s National Grant for Historically Underserved Farmers & Ranchers 2024-25 cycle will open on July 1, 2024, at 8 am EST. The deadline to apply is July 8, 2024. Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis, so we highly encourage early submissions.
      Farmers located in any of the 6 New England states (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut) who meet other eligibility criteria may apply.
  • $10,000 for regenerative agriculture projects in the Connecticut River Valley. Applications due in the fall.
June 2024 Update:
AFT has recently centralized and rebranded our grantmaking. Our New England Farmer Microgrants Program will now be administered under AFT’s larger grantmaking umbrella, the Brighter Future Fund (“BFF”). While our name is changing, our funding opportunities for New England farmers will look similar to past years!
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Providing Direct Support to Farmers in New England

Launched in 2020, AFT’s New England Farmer Microgrants Program (NEFMP) has provided direct financial support to farmers across New England. The program was developed to address key barriers faced by New England farmers: access to land, farm succession and land transfer planning, and adopting regenerative agriculture or soil health practices on livestock operations.

Since its founding, NEFMP has awarded just over $2 million to 351 farmers across New England and is 100% donor funded. 

Learn more about the NEFMP program!

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