Finding Funding


Here is short list of resources for Farmers and Farmers Markets to better assist with finding funding.

Funding Calendars and Listings

  • The National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service has a calendar for funding opportunities for agricultural-related grants. These range from specialty crop grants, to advertising and marketing grants for small business owners, to funding for training programs.
  • A system that provides a centralized location for grant seekers to find and apply for federal funding opportunities. You can browse by federal grant category and key words.
  • PND organizes RFPs by category, due date, and sometimes location. They publish weekly email newsletters in order to notify subscribers when new funding opportunities arise. PND is a very useful resource for finding national grants.
  • The Center for Non-Profit Excellence publishes three new funding opportunities a month to a large list of grants and funding opportunities.
  • The Rural Assistance Center does a wonderful job of keeping an up-to-date list for targeted funding opportunities for our state.





  • West Virginia Farmers Market Association newsletter subscribers receive not only information about funding, but various other useful information.
  • WV-USDA “Publications, Tool, Learning and Funding” newsletter. Contact and ask her to add you to the list. Lisa Sharp works with Rural Development in Morgantown, and this is an incredibly useful newsletter to subscribe to.
  • The Farmers Market Coalition shares, and sometimes directly offers farmers market funding opportunities.