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Grants to New Hampshire Organizations for the Market Development of State Agricultural Commodities

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Geographic Focus

USA: New Hampshire

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New Hampshire Agricultural Promotion Mini-Grant Program

New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food


Agency: State

GrantWatch ID #140166

Grant Description

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Grants of up to $1,000 to New Hampshire commodity groups and organizations for activities that promote the state's agricultural industry. Funding may be requested for promotional efforts aimed at increasing the demand in existing markets for New Hampshire’s agricultural products, as well as to identify new markets and build product demand.

The product (s) being promoted must be New Hampshire-grown or processed agricultural food, fiber, livestock or horticultural crops.

Preference will be given to new efforts for the applicant to improve new and existing markets. Applicants should not decrease the commitment of overall funds for advertising and promotion. 

Projects may include, but are not limited to:

  • Publicity/public relations
  • Advertising
  • Contests
  • Point-of-purchase materials
  • Printing & distribution of brochures, or other promotional publications
  • Merchandising
  • Demonstrations
  • Website promotion

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications will be accepted from organizations or commodity groups engaged in production, marketing or promotion of New Hampshire agricultural products.

An organization must have an Employer Identification Number (EIN) to be eligible to apply and provide a Certificate of Good Standing from the NH Secretary of State, prior to funds distribution.

Applicants previously receiving a Mini-Grant are eligible to apply again, but it must be for a new project that has not previously received Mini-Grant funding. Only one project may be submitted per group in a given funding round.

No funds shall be used for administrative costs, salaries, overhead. Individual businesses are not eligible. If completion of a previous Mini-Grant project has been delayed, the organization is not eligible for new funding until the prior project is finished and substantiating reports submitted.

Funds should not be used for programs the applicant’s organization is already funding.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadline: In office by 4 pm, February 22, 2022

Applications are typically available in December and awards are usually made in the following March.

No grant may exceed 50% of the total cost of the promotional project.

Mini-Grants are intended to match organizational funds. No in-kind services shall be used to match state funds. All matching funds shall be documented by the applicant. Anticipated funds will not qualify unless there is a firm letter of commitment attached to the application. No other NH Dept. of Agriculture, Markets & Food grant funds may be used to match.

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may request up to $1,000 in a fiscal year.

Term of Contract:

Projects must be completed within the calendar year period following the approval of the application. Exceptions may be allowed upon written explanation of the delay.

Contact Information:

Submit applications to:

NHDAMF Mini Grants
PO Box 2042 (25 Capitol St)
Concord, NH 03302-2042

Gail McWilliam Jellie
603-271-3788
gail.mcwilliam.jellie@agr.nh.gov

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

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