Queer Farmer Wellness Microgrant

The application period for the Northeast Queer Farmer Wellness Microgrant program is now open until October 27! Apply here! The Northeast Queer Farmer Wellness Microgrant program is funded through the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network in the Northeast. This project is administered by queer agricultural service providers and queer farmers across the Northeast to support queer farmers holistically in their needs. We believe queer and trans farmers know best what they need! We define stress and mental health broadly including the impacts of structural barriers and oppression of white supremacy and heterosexism. Please use this money however may support you right now including – but not limited to – therapy, childcare, a massage, compensating you for unpaid organizing work you already do, attending community events, etc.

The following people are eligible:
-You self-identify as LGBTQ+
-You are a farmer, farmworker and or/ land steward
-You are based in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, or Washington D.C.

The following people will be prioritized:
-Black people, Indigenous people, and People of Color
-Farm workers and other land stewards that are not usually defined as “farmers” by dominant funding structures, which includes but is not limited to: farm workers/ laborers, part-time farmers, and beginning farmers.

Expression of interest is due October 27th. Funding will be awarded in $100, $250, and $500 increments with money being distributed in November. If you would rather apply over the phone, please call Bo Dennis at (617) 529-4904. Please direct any questions about this program to bdennis@mofga.org

 

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