|Program with Special Emphasis on Regenerative Agriculture for Livestock Operations
American Farmland Trust has opened applications for the 2022 cohort of the New England Farmer Microgrants Program (NEFMP). Now in its third year, the program continues to address some of the key barriers faced by farmers in the region: access to land, resources to expand production on new or existing land, succession and land transfer planning, and adopting regenerative agriculture or soil health practices on livestock operations. While the Program will continue to fund a wide range of project types across New England, 80% of the funds will be dedicated toward the adoption of regenerative agriculture and soil health practices on livestock operations due to increased funding through the Western New England Regenerative Agriculture Project. Regenerative agricultural practices can help to build the resiliency of our agricultural systems, while sequestering carbon and helping to combat climate change.
Starting this year, AFT will be able to provide at least 100 grants of up $5,000 each to farmers annually for the next 5 years.
Round 1 will close THIS FRIDAY, January 7th, 2022. Applicants who are selected for Round 2 will be notified by early February and will be invited to submit a more detailed application, which will require a letter of support from a service provider, a more detailed project budget, and a brief narrative about how the funding will impact their farming operation.
Find the application by clicking here.
To learn more about NEFMP, click here or reach out to Kristen Irvin, New England Program Coordinator, at email@example.com.