Agricultural Nutrient Management Grant Program

New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food


Grant amount: Up to US $5,000

Anticipated deadline: Apr 1, 2019

Applicant type: Organizations Working Professional

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Research, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: New Hampshire

Location of residency: New Hampshire

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Overview:

Agricultural Nutrient Management Grants

Agricultural Nutrient Management (ANM) grants are to assist agricultural land and livestock owners with efforts to minimize adverse effects to waters of the state by better managing agricultural nutrients. The ANM grant program provides financial assistance with implementing Best Management Practices that prevent or mitigate water pollution.

The Division administers a grant program to assist agricultural land and livestock owners with efforts to minimize adverse effects to waters of the state by better managing agricultural nutrients including fertilizer, manure and compost.

Program Objective

The New Hampshire Legislature in 2001 enacted an Agricultural Nutrient Management (ANM) grant program in the Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food (NHDAMF). The program is presently funded in NHDAMF’s budget. The primary purpose of the ANM grants are to assist agricultural land and livestock owners with efforts to minimize adverse effects to waters of the state by better managing agricultural nutrients including commercial fertilizers, animal manures and agricultural composts.

  • The majority of the funding will be used for on-farm projects that address the program objectives.
  • Funding may also be utilized by non-profit or other organizations for educational or research projects related to the grant programs goals.

Examples of Projects

  • Implement No-till and cover crop mixes
  • Fencing livestock out of surface water
  • Controlled wetland crossings
  • Concrete pads or structures for manure/compost storage 
  • Roofs for manure/compost storage
  • Barn roof gutters/downspouts
  • Pasture pumps or other watering systems as alternatives to surface water sources 
  • Vegetated buffers/Divergence berms

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Applications, available from NHDAMF, may be submitted by:
    • individuals,
    • businesses, or
    • organizations.
  • There is no match required; however, in-kind services such as labor provided by the applicant will enhance the application.

Preferences:

  • Priority is given to projects that most clearly address protection of surface water and public drinking water sources.