Western New England Regenerative Livestock Farming Grants - American Farmland Trust

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Western New England Regenerative Livestock Farming Grants (RLF)


Priority: Livestock farmers in specific counties seeking to implement practices for improved soil health. 

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’s Western New England Regenerative Livestock Farming Grants  provide direct financial assistance to livestock producers in select counties in CT, MA, NH, and VT for projects that improve soil health through the adoption of regenerative agricultural practices. 

Applications for the 2023-24 cycle will open on October 1st, 2023, and close Tuesday, November 21st, 5:00pm. We are aiming to notify applicants of their status in January 2024. We encourage online applications through our Survey Monkey Apply portal. The application is available in a Word document for download/printing as well. If applicants choose to mail in their application, they must be postmarked by November 21st at the latest.

Applicants are required to include a letter of support along with their application. Refer to our letter of support guidance document for more information.

Applicants can request up to $10,000 under this funding opportunity. 


Why this Project Area? 

The Connecticut River Valley contains some of the most fertile soils in New England, but livestock farmers in this region face unique challenges regarding water quality. AFT is leading a larger, multi-year project focused on financial and technical assistance for regenerative livestock farming in this geographic area, and significant funding has been made available through this project as microgrants. Because of this, the NEFMP livestock grant is limited to farmers located in the counties listed here.

Read more about AFT’s work in this area through our greater Western New England Regenerative Livestock Farming regional collaborative partnership project. 

Some examples of eligible projects include: Cover crops, pasture seeding, pollinator habitat creation, rotational grazing, reducing tillage, compost, soil amendments. 



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