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Agricultural Development Grant Programs

Three grant programs fall under the administration of the Division of Agricultural Development: The Agricultural Mini-Grant Program and the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Program details follow.

Agricultural Mini-Grant Program

The Agricultural Promotion Mini-Grant Program offers matching grants of up to $1,000 to organizations that wish to conduct a project focused on promoting New Hampshire agriculture. Grant recipients are selected from a pool of qualified applicants.

Applications are distributed and awards made as funding allows. Applications are typically available in December and awards are usually made by the following March.

Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

The New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food (NHDAMF) is eligible to receive funding from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) under the annual Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP). The NHDAMF offers eligible New Hampshire organizations the opportunity to apply for a portion of these funds under the New Hampshire Specialty Crops Grant Program to conduct projects that benefit New Hampshire Specialty Crops. Specialty Crops are defined as: fruit, vegetable, nursery, floriculture, herb, maple, Christmas tree and honey crops. For a complete list of eligible and ineligible crops visit the USDA AMS website.

NH SCBGP H.R. 133 Stimulus Funding

The New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food (NHDAMF) is announcing a special round of Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) funds for projects that solely enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops in New Hampshire.  In addition to the regular SCBGP funding authorized the federal Farm Bill, the United States Congress awarded extra one-time SCBGP funding to state departments of agriculture due to the COVID-19 impacts on the food system under House Resolution 133 (“H.R. 133 Stimulus Funding”). This funding is available to eligible organizations and groups to conduct projects to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops in New Hampshire, via an application process.

Application deadline is February 24, 2023. Program and application information is below:


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NH Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food
Mailing: PO Box 2042, Concord NH 03302 -2042
Physical: 25 Capitol Street, Second Floor, Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-3551 | fax: (603) 271-1109