FARM Cost Share Program

FARM Cost Share Program

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture established the Forestry, Agriculture, and Rural Markets (FARM) cost share program to help ensure stability of the food supply chain and agribusiness economy following the COVID-19 pandemic.

The FARM program is designed to provide cost share dollars and financial incentives for projects that strengthen and expand Tennessee agricultural and forestry supply chains in response to the weaknesses revealed by the COVID-19 pandemic. This program is funded by the State of Tennessee’s allocation of American Rescue Plan funding through the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund.

Applicants must be an agricultural, food, or forestry business; or nonprofit agricultural entity in Tennessee/ or have a project based in Tennessee. The application form will be available through an online portal that will go live on March 1, 2023. Financial assistance received from the FARM  grant program is not a loan and does not need to be repaid. Funding is distributed on a reimbursement basis.

Questions? Contact the Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Business Development Division at

Recorded Webinar

An informational and Q&A session introducing the FARM cost share program can be viewed below. The webinar provides an overview of the program, including information on eligibility guidelines, the program timeline, and the application process.