2015 Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program

The summary for the 2015 Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Agricultural Marketing Service, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
2015 Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program: FSMIP provides matching funds on a competitive basis to assist eligible entities explore new market opportunities and to encourage research and innovation aimed at improving the efficiency and performance of the U.S. agricultural marketing system. The 2015 allocation for grants is approximately $1 million. Proposals may focus on addressing barriers, overcoming challenges or realizing opportunities manifesting at any stage of the marketing chain including direct, wholesale, and retail. Proposals must have a strong marketing focus, must involve research, and the primary beneficiaries must be agricultural producers and agribusinesses. Proposals that involve training or education programs must include a research component that tests the effects of the program on the marketing goals. Proposals may involve small, medium or large scale agricultural entities but should benefit multiple producers or agribusinesses. Proposals that benefit one agribusiness or individual will not be considered.

Proposals that address issues of importance at the State, multi-State, or national level are appropriate for FSMIP. Of particular interest are proposals that reflect a collaborative approach between the States, academia, the farm sector and other appropriate entities and stakeholders. FSMIP will also consider unique proposals on a smaller scale that may serve as pilot projects or case studies useful as models for others. Such proposals should include an objective to analyze opportunities and formulate recommendations with regard to how the project could be scaled up or expanded to other regions.

FSMIP will hold a teleconference to review the Request for Applications and answer questions on Tuesday, March 31 at 2:00 pm Eastern time. If you would like to participate in the teleconference, please send an email to janise.zygmont@ams.usda.gov before the teleconference date to receive instructions.

Federal Grant Title: 2015 Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program
Federal Agency Name: Agricultural Marketing Service
Grant Categories: Agriculture
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-AMS-FSMIP-2015
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 10.156
CFDA Descriptions: Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program
Current Application Deadline: May 14, 2015
Original Application Deadline: May 14, 2015
Posted Date: Mar 16, 2015
Creation Date: Mar 16, 2015
Archive Date: Jun 13, 2015
Total Program Funding: $1,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $150,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $50,000
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
State governments
Link to Full Grant Announcement
FSMIP website - includes link to Request for Applications
Grant Announcement Contact
Janise Zygmont Staff Officer Phone 202-720-5024
FSMIP Office

Agricultural Marketing Service 202-720-5024
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