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New Hampshire Agricultural Mini-Grant

New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets, and Food

Closed April 8, 2024

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Resilient Food Systems Infrastructure Program

The Resilient Food Systems Infrastructure Program (RFSI) is designed to build resilience in the middle-of-the-supply-chain in the Granite State and strengthen our local and regional food systems through the creation of new revenue streams in the areas of aggregation, processing, manufacturing, storing, transporting, wholesaling, or distribution of local agricultural products.

The New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets, and Food has developed their RFSI plan to benefit NH farms and food businesses both directly and indirectly through grants, targeted technical assistance, and training with the goal of expanding capacity for processing, aggregation, and distribution of agricultural products to create more and better markets for producers; filling gaps in cold storage, transportation, and distribution for farms, food processors, and food hubs; increase access to cooperative commercial kitchens and/or other value-added product producing facilities; and increase processing for new products; increase branding and food safety through packing and labeling.

Funding for RFSI was made possible by a cooperative agreement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service.


  • 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.

  • Projects may include, but are not limited to:

    • Publicity/public relations

    • Merchandising

    • Advertising

    • Demonstrations

    • Contests

    • Website promotion

    • Point-of-purchase materials

    • Printing & distribution of brochures, or other promotional publications

  • No funds shall be used for administrative costs, salaries, overhead. Individual businesses are not eligible.


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

Application Instructions

The application below must be received physically by the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food by the deadline, not just postmarked.

Physical Mailing Address:

NHDAMF Mini Grants

PO Box 2042

25 Capitol Street Second Floor

Concord NH 03302-2042


Release Date

December 1, 2023


April 8, 2024

Financial Instrument


Maximum Award Amount


Updated March 22, 2024

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