Grants for Farms

State – Energy Trust of Oregon

The Energy Trust of Oregon offers technical assistance and funding to offset the costs of energy-efficiency upgrades to buildings and equipment on farms, renewable energy projects, irrigation efficiency investments, and greenhouse upgrades.

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Federal – CRP Transition Incentives Program (TIP) for retiring landowners

The CRP Transition Incentives Program (TIP) provides retired or retiring land owners or operators with two additional annual rental payments on land enrolled in expiring Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts, on the condition they sell or rent this land to a beginning farmer or rancher or to a socially disadvantaged group. The Transition Incentives Program…

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Federal – Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)

Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) – A USDA NRCS program that provides funding to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies to address pressing natural resource concerns. It supports the development of new tools, approaches, practices, and technologies to further natural resource conservation on private lands.  

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State Grants – Specialty Crop Block Grants

Specialty Crop Block Grants are offered annually, and are accessible to non-profits, local governments, producer groups, universities and other organizations to enhance the production or competitiveness of Oregon’s specialty crop industries.  

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Federal – Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)

Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) — A USDA program that provides assistance to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvements.

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Federal – Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) – USDA NRCS program that encourages producers to address resource concerns by undertaking additional conservation activities and improving, maintaining, and managing existing conservation activities. If you are already taking steps to improve the condition of the land, chances are, CSP can help you find new ways to meet your goals. NRCS…

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Federal – Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)

Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) – A USDA NRCS Program that provides financial and technical assistance to help conserve working agricultural lands and wetlands and their related benefits.

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Federal – Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI)

USDA funding for university and Extension research on a range of topics, including research on the profitability of small and medium-sized family farms, including their potential role in building local and regional systems. NIFA provides AFRI grants to support research, education and extension activities in six Farm Bill priority areas: Plant Health and Production and…

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Federal – National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)

National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) — Wide range of USDA grants available for agricultural research, education and Extension activities. Eligibility requirements vary.

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National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Overview of Farm Bill Programs & Grants

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition has produced an overview of Farm Bill programs and grant opportunities.

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