NOFA-VT has a pool of funds to distribute directly to farmers as grants to fund projects that will improve longer-term resilience on farms.
Our definition of ‘resilience’ is framed broadly around the mission of NOFA-VT: to promote organic practices to build an economically viable, ecologically sound, and socially just Vermont agricultural system that benefits all living things.
In this grant application, applicants will define how these funds will be used to improve the resilience on your farm, in your community, and/or for your broader community, with a focus on the social, environmental, and economic impact of the project.
Applications are reviewed anonymously (names of farms and farmers removed before review) by a committee of Vermont farmers and farmworkers. Grants are awarded with no need for receipt submission. The maximum grant amount is $2,500. For 2023, we are accepting multi-farm applications. If you have a team of farms applying, you may request for up to $2,500 per farm. For example, if you have four farms applying together on a collaborative project, you may apply for up to $10,000.
Please contact Aaron Guman, Farm Resilience Specialist, with any questions at [email protected] or 802.434.7180.
Applications are now closed. Please check back in early 2024!