The Adirondack Council’s Essex Farm Institute (EFI) is seeking applicants for micro-grants up to $1,500 for environmentally beneficial and sustainable projects on Adirondack farms and by value-added producers.
For the 2021 cycle, the grant program will support farms adapting to and mitigating the impacts of climate change, projects that support overall environmental health of the Adirondack landscape and its communities.
Awards will be made for projects that enhance environmental benefits, which may include improving soil health or water quality, reducing carbon emissions, conserving energy, or other environmentally healthy and sustainable farming efforts. Preference will be given to projects that can be fully funded by the grant.
Eligible applicants are farms and value-added producers across the Adirondack Park. The micro-grant cycle will begin on March 1st, applications will be accepted until the end of March. For more information or to apply, click here.
The Adirondack Council’s Micro-grant Program has awarded over $129,000 to support 85 projects since it began in 2016. Last year the program awarded grants to 13 farms, 8 for environmental awards and 5 for COVID-19 related projects, totaling $37,492.
Photo of Wild Work Farm in Keene provided by Adirondack Council.