Agricultural Development Grant

Currently the Department does not have any grant program funds available. If you would like to be put on a mailing list to be contacted when funds become available for the Ag Development Grant, or if you have additional questions, please feel free to e-mail the program manager, Jessica Nixon or call (207) 287-3494.

This program provides cost share grants to conduct Market Promotion, Market Research and Development, Value-Added Processing and New technology Demonstration projects. The grant funds come from the interest on the Agricultural Marketing Loan Fund. The ADG program was also created in 1996, as a companion to the AMLF. It is capitalized by the interest earned on the original bond proceeds. Over $900,000 in grants have been awarded since inception of this program.