New England Farmer Microgrant Program (NEFMP)
The New England Farmer Microgrant Program (NEFMP) from American Farmland Trust is designed to provide between $500-$5,000 to assist farmers in New England with financial barriers to land access, expanding onto new land, and farm succession planning. The goal of NEFMP is to fund farmers in two primary categories: professional services and infrastructure costs related to assuring agricultural land is in production.
The New England Farmer Microgrant Program is requiring all applicants have a brief letter of support from a provider to validate how the funding and services being requested will support the farmer in addressing their specific barriers. This as a great way to get more farmers in New England connected with this extensive network and support system. Letter of support guidance is provided on the website.
Applications period begins March 1, 2020 and will continue to do so on a rolling basis until all available funding is distributed.
Farmers can find the grant guidelines, online application, and letter of support template, as well as a resource list of regional service providers by category on the NEFMP site.