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The Brighter Future Microgrants Program (BFMP) will assist 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.  Grants are intended to leverage other resources and make a real difference for farmers to improve farm viability, access land, improve land security, facilitate farm transfers and increase resilience to climate change.  A generous gift from Tillamook County Creamery Association's All For Farmers Campaign has enabled the launch of the Brighter Future Microgrants Program. 

See BFMP Guidelines for eligibility requirements and a detailed program description. Farmers seeking a grant should submit a completed Brighter Future Microgrants Application Package to American Farmland Trust (AFT).

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning October 12, 2020. Applications may be submitted electronically to brighterfuture@farmland.org.

Please answer all the questions below and see the application checklist for additional requirements.  

Your trust is important to the staff at American Farmland Trust. The information you provide on this survey will be protected and no personal information will be shared outside the organization without your permission.

The first couple questions will determine your eligibility to apply for the Brighter Futures Microgrant Program.