Support Our Local Farms!!


The Agricultural Marketing Program of HCEDA, or the Howard County Economic Development Authority, will help you find grants and financing to start or diversify your agriculture enterprise. Grant applications can be a large undertaking. But, by taking time to have others review the application and business plan it could lead to greater success.


Types of Grants:

County Grants

  • Howard County Agricultural Innovation Grant

State Loans/Grants

  • Maryland Agricultural and Resource-Based Industry Development Corporation (MARBIDCO)

Regional Loans/Grants

  • Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE)
  • Mid-Atlantic Farm Credit

Federal Loans/Grants

  • USDA
  • USDA’s Farm Service Agency


Visit the HCEDA website for more information and to access the applications.