American Farmland Trust's Grantmaking

New England Farmer Microgrants Program (NEFMP)

Geographic eligibility: Farmers located in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Additional eligibility requirements apply for each funding opportunity.

For the 2024 grant cycle, NEFMP will consist of two separate funding opportunities: the Western New England Regenerative Livestock Farming grants (CURRENTLY CLOSED) and the Farmland Access, Succession, and Transfer Support grants (FAST). Applications for our Farmland Access, Succession and Transfer Support (FAST) grant will be accepted on a rolling basis until January 31, 2024. Applicants who have submitted complete applications by the original deadline of November 21st will be reviewed first and will be notified of their status in January. 

To Apply: 

For new applicants, click Register to create an account for our grant portal. For returning applicants, click Log In and enter your email and password. Once registered/logged in, find and select the funding opportunity you wish to apply to and begin the online application process. Each funding opportunity's application process begins with a brief eligibility screening.


Brighter Future Fund (Applications currently closed)

Geographic eligibility: Nationwide

The Brighter Future Fund (BFF) assists farmers in successfully launching, growing, and sustaining farms in the face of forces impacting the food and agricultural system, including the COVID-19 pandemic, changing markets, severe weather, and climate change. 

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