Grant funding available for agriculture projects in New Mexico

New Mexicans involved in agricultural development and promotional projects are invited to apply for grant funding through New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA).  The deadline to apply for Agricultural Development and Promotion Funds (ADPF) is May 1, 2013.

Funds may be applied toward projects involving livestock, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and nursery crops, among others.

“In years past, we’ve funded things like activities to promote a certain crop, surveys to test the market potential for a particular agricultural product, and demonstration projects to see whether a certain specialty crop might be ideal for scaling up production in New Mexico,” said Craig Mapel, a marketing specialist with buy cheap cialis super force online NMDA who administers the grant program.

The pool of funds in the ADPF program is typically upwards of $100,000.  Generally, amounts awarded range from $500 to $10,000 for individual applicants and up to $30,000 for groups working on a joint initiative.

Grant funds cannot be used to purchase land, buildings, equipment, or any other type of capital improvement. Order eriacta in our online pharmacy without a prescription Grantees are paid on a reimbursement basis; funds are released only after the grantee has submitted an invoice and corresponding receipts.

Proposals meeting the basic eligibility requirements will be reviewed and evaluated by the NMDA Marketing and Development Division.  Letters announcing funding decisions will be mailed on or before August 1, 2013.

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