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Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program (FSMIP)

ID: USDA-AMS-TM-FSMIP-G-24-0014 • Type: Posted

Description

To explore and identify new market opportunities for U.S. food and agricultural products, and encourage research and innovation aimed at improving the efficiency and performance of the U.S. agricultural marketing system. FSMIP funds a wide range of applied research projects that address barriers, challenges, and opportunities in marketing, transportation, and distribution of U.S. food and agricultural products domestically and internationally.
Background
The Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program (FSMIP) is authorized by section 204(b) of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946. The program aims to explore and identify new market opportunities for U.S. food and agricultural products, encourage research and innovation to improve the efficiency and performance of the U.S. agricultural marketing system.

Grant Details
The program funds a wide range of applied research projects addressing barriers, challenges, and opportunities in marketing, transportation, and distribution of U.S. food and agricultural products domestically and internationally. Projects must align with one of four project types: Agricultural Product Development, Agricultural Product Distribution, Cooperative Development, or Economic Research. Eligible activities include determining the best methods for processing, packing, handling, transporting, storing, distributing, and marketing agricultural products; developing standards of quality and packaging; fostering new/expanded domestic and foreign markets; collecting and disseminating marketing information.

Eligibility Requirements
Eligible applicants include state departments of agriculture, state agricultural experiment stations, and other appropriate state agencies from the 50 States, American Samoa, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Partners and collaborators may be private or public entities including new and beginning farmers and ranchers, rural enterprises, agri-businesses, local government entities.

Period of Performance
The grant period is expected to be 36 months starting from September 30, 2024 to September 29, 2027.

Grant Value
Approximately up to $1 million will be available to fund applications in FY2024. The individual grant awards range from $50,000 to $250,000.

Place of Performance
Projects may be implemented at various locations including direct, wholesale, retail levels as well as at State or national levels.

Overview

Category of Funding
Agriculture
Funding Instruments
Grant
Grant Category
Discretionary
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
True
Source
On 3/21/24 Agricultural Marketing Service posted grant opportunity USDA-AMS-TM-FSMIP-G-24-0014 for Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program (FSMIP) with funding of $1.1 million. The grant will be issued under grant program 10.156 Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program. It is expected that 15 total grants will be made worth between $50,000 and $250,000.

Timing

Posted Date
March 21, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT
Closing Date
May 21, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 34 Days
Closing Date Explanation
Only applications submitted and validated by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on
Last Updated
March 27, 2024, 3:40 p.m. EDT
Version
2
Archive Date
June 20, 2024

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
State governments
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Additional Info
Eligible applicants include state departments of agriculture, state agricultural experiment stations, and other appropriate state agencies from the 50 States, American Samoa, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.The phrase “other appropriate state agency” means a state university, a state college, or a state government entity such as a state department of forestry, natural resources, or energy.A “state university” and “state college” include land-grant universities and colleges which are defined as institutions of higher education in the United States and designated by a state to receive the benefits of the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890. Tribal colleges and universities that became land-grant institutions in 1994, under the Elementary and Secondary Education Reauthorization Act, as well as other State-run colleges and universities are also eligible.

Award Sizing

Ceiling
$250,000
Floor
$50,000
Estimated Program Funding
$1,100,000
Estimated Number of Grants
15

Contacts

Contact
Agricultural Marketing Service
Contact Phone
(202) 260-8449

Documents

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