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Cycle I (2008-2009) Grant Cycle

The Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund recently awarded $7.6 million in grants to help communities across the state protect farmland or promote agricultural development. The fund received 93 applications requesting $29 million in grants. A total of 41 grants were funded.

Following is a breakdown on how funding was distributed. A total of 3,233 acres are being protected through these grants.

Funded projects:

Conservation easements (Perpetual):

Total amount awarded: $4,345,950

Total acreage protected: 2,703

Total projects funded: 16

Agricultural-term agreements (for a limited period of time):

Total amount awarded: $820,771

Total acreage protected: 530

Total projects funded: 3 (two for 50-year terms, 1 for 25 years)

Enterprise projects:

Total amount awarded: $2,432,715

Total projects funded: 22

Project distribution by region:

West Central: 8 projects

North Central: 11 projects

South Central: 3 projects

West: 7 projects

Northeast: 2 projects

Southeast: 6 projects

Regional projects:

Statewide: 2 projects

Western NC: 1project

Northeast, Southeast: 1 project

Southeast, South: 1 project

Leveraged state and federal funds:

Funding these projects has leveraged an additional $10,648,253 in federal, state, and county matching funds. Around $2.5 million was from state or non-profit matches, nearly $950,000 was in matching federal funds, and more than $4 million was in landowner matches.

2008 - 2009 Grant Recipients: Click here for a list of 2008 - 2009 Grant Recipients

ADFP Trust Fund 2008 - 2009 Grant Recipients Map: Click here for a map showing the distribution of 2008 - 2009 grant recipients across the state

North Carolina Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund
2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3071

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