Applications for AgEnhancement Grant Program
Since 1996, the Farm Credit East associations and CoBank have awarded grants through the Farm Credit AgEnhancement Program to help organizations promote awareness and strengthen agriculture, commercial fishing, and forest products in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, and Vermont.
Through the program, grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to programs, projects, and activities that assist in the development of young and beginning farmers; encourage leadership development with the aim of strengthening agriculture and the food and fiber industries (including programs and projects that encourage youth involvement in agricultural activities); generate a greater understanding and appreciation of agriculture and the food and fiber industries in the region; recognize the accomplishments of leaders of the agriculture and food and fiber industries; advance the economic viability of agriculture and the food and fiber industries in the Northeast; and/or promote agriculture/horticulture/forest products/commercial fishing industry interest.
Proposals are encouraged from organizations that promote or facilitate minority involvement in agriculture and agriculture related businesses.
See the Farm Credit East website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.