Grants & Funding Opportunities

NOFA-VT offers a variety of funding opportunities to help farmers and food producers. Explore the resources below to learn about our programs that may help you meet your current business needs.

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Farmer Resilience Grants

Since 2020, we've distributed a pool of funds directly to farmers to fund projects that will improve longer-term resilience on farms. This grant is awarded by a committee of local farmers and farmworkers.

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Farmer Emergency Fund

NOFA-VT’s Farmer Emergency Fund, established in 1997, supports organic and NOFA-VT member farmers who have been adversely affected by natural and unnatural disasters, such as crop failure, extreme weather, flooding, fire, barn collapse, and financial hardship as the price of organic milk continues to drop.

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Vermont Family Farmer of the Month Award

The Vermont Family Farmer of the Month Fund makes a financial award to a Vermont family farmer each month to recognize small businesses that are contributing to a resilient Vermont agricultural landscape and demonstrating environmental stewardship through sustainable practices. Funding for the Vermont Family Farmer of the Month comes from a generous, anonymous charitable gift fund. It is administered by NOFA-VT in partnership with VHCB Vermont Farm & Forest Viability Program, Shelburne Farms, and the Vermont Grass Farmers Association

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