Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program

Quick Facts

Due DateJune 16, 2014 (Monday)
Award Amount$ 25,000 - $ 150,000
Category of Funding ActivityAgriculture
Eligible Applicants
  • State governments
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

Program Description

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. Proposals may focus on addressing barriers, overcoming challenges or realizing opportunities 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 business 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, May 13 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.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberUSDA-AMS-FSMIP-2014
Funding Opportunity TitleFederal-State Marketing Improvement Program
Opportunity CategoryAgriculture
Funding Instrument TypeGrant
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of AwardsNot Available
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementYes
Posted DateMay 1, 2014 (Thursday)
Application Due DateJune 16, 2014 (Monday)
Application Archive DateJuly 16, 2014 (Wednesday)
Total Program Funding$ 1,000,000
Award Amount$ 25,000 - $ 150,000
CFDA Number
  • 10.156 - Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program

Eligible Applicants

  • State governments
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of Agriculture
Program Information WebsiteFSMIP website - including link to Request for Applications
ContactOffice: Agricultural Marketing Service
Janise Zygmont
Staff Officer
Phone 202-720-5024
FSMIP Staff Officer

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