NM Agricultural Development and Promotion Funds Program

New Mexico Department of Agriculture

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Grant amount: Up to US $20,000

Anticipated deadline: Jun 1, 2020 4:00pm PDT

Applicant type: Organizations Individuals

Funding uses: Project / Program, Research

Location of project: New Mexico

Location of residency: New Mexico

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Agricultural Development and Promotion Funds Program

Funding through the Agricultural Development and Promotion Funds Program is made possible every year through the New Mexico Specialty Crops Act of 1983. (The program was once referred to as “the New Mexico Specialty Crops Program” but was later changed to avoid confusion with the federal Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.)

That act was created “to facilitate the production and market development of high-value agricultural products”. That means agricultural companies may apply for the funds for the purpose of “marketing, production demonstration and promotional activities; market potential surveys; specialty crop production demonstrations; facilitation of the development of marketing facilities; participation in national and international trade shows; and administrative costs.”

The Agricultural Development and Promotion Funds Program (ADPFP) was created to promote agricultural growth and rural stability, maintain and increase markets for new products, and develop value-added products. In the past, we funded groups and individuals for a variety of projects to determine the production potential of a specialty crop variety, feasibility and marketing studies, and promotional campaigns. Grant amounts range from $500 to $10,000 for individual applicants and up to $20,000 for groups working on a joint initiative.

Grantees are paid on a reimbursement basis only. Funds are released only after a grantee has submitted an invoice and corresponding paid receipts.

The ADPFP is not limited to specialty crops (fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops [including floriculture]). Funds may also be applied toward projects that support the marketing efforts of the livestock industry including beef, sheep and wool, poultry, and other livestock. 

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


  • Grant funds cannot be used to purchase land, buildings, or equipment or for any type of capital improvements.
  • These funds are not intended for start-up costs or standard business costs.