United States: Agricultural Trade Promotion Program
Deadline: 12 June 2019
Applications are now open for Agricultural Trade Promotion Program which is a cost–share program that is designed to reimburse non-profit U.S. agricultural trade organizations, non-profit state regional trade groups (SRTGs), U.S. agricultural cooperatives, and state agencies that conduct approved foreign market development activities and have suffered damages as a result of tariffs imposed on U.S. agricultural products in 2018/2019.
Under the ATP, FAS enters into agreements with eligible Participants to share the cost of certain overseas marketing and promotion activities, including activities that address existing or potential non–tariff barriers to trade. Financial assistance under the ATP is made available on a competitive basis, and applications are reviewed against the evaluation criteria contained herein and in the ATP regulations. All U.S. agricultural commodities, except tobacco, are eligible for consideration.
For–profit U.S.commercial entities that do not exceed 300 percent of the small business size standards established for their particular industry at 13 CFR 121.201 may participate in a branded program through an ATP Participant. Although small for–profit, nonprofit, and government entities will receive full consideration under the ATP, FAS gives priority to organizations that have the broadest producer representationand affiliated industry participation of the commodity being promoted.
The Estimated Total Program Funding of this NOFO is $100,000,000.
To participate in the ATP, an applicant must be a non-profit U.S. agricultural trade organization, an SRTG, a U.S. agricultural cooperative, or a state government agency that can demonstrate damages suffered (reduced sales, lost revenue, decreased market share, etc.) as a result of tariffs imposed on U.S. agricultural products. For–profit U.S. commercial entities that do not exceed 300 percent of the small business size standards established for their particular industry at 13 CFR 121.201 may participate in a branded program through an ATP Participant.
FAS will allocate the funding in this announcement against the applications received under the initial program announcement deadline of November 2, 2018. No new ATP applications will be accepted under this announcement, nor will applications that were fully funded during the first round of funding provided for this program be considered under this announcement. USDA makes no commitment to fund any particular application or to make a specific number of awards regardless of whether or at what level program funding for FY 2019 is provided.
How to Apply
Organizations must submit their completed application to FAS via email at the address given on the website.
For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=316677