Funding Available from the Commodity Credit Corporation

The Commodity Credit Corporation announced funding for the following programs:

Emerging Markets Program (EMP) – Due: August 15, 2017

Purpose: The EMP assists US entities in developing, maintaining, or expanding exports of US agricultural commodities and products by funding activities that enhance emerging markets’ food and rural business systems, including reducing trade barriers. The EMP is intended primarily to support export market development efforts of the private sector.

Foreign Market Development Cooperator ProgramDue: June 19, 2017

Purpose: The Cooperator program is designed to create, expand, and maintain foreign markets for U.S. agricultural commodities and products through cost-share assistance.

Market Access Program (MAP) – Due: June 19, 2017

Purpose: The MAP is designed to create, expand, and maintain foreign markets for U.S. agricultural commodities and products through cost share assistance.

Quality Samples Program (QSP) – Due: August 15, 2017

Purpose: The QSP is designed to encourage the development and expansion of export markets for U.S. agricultural commodities by assisting U.S. entities in providing commodity samples to potential foreign importers to promote a better understanding and appreciation for the high quality of U.S. agricultural commodities. QSP participants will be responsible for procuring (or arranging for the procurement of) commodity samples, exporting the samples, and providing the on–site technical assistance necessary to facilitate successful use of the samples by importers.

Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops Program (TASC) – Due: June 19, 2017

Purpose: The TASC program is designed to assist U.S. organizations by providing funding for projects that address sanitary, phytosanitary, or technical barriers that prohibit or threaten the export of U.S. specialty crops. U.S. specialty crops, for the purpose of the TASC program, are defined to include all cultivated plants, or the products thereof, produced in the United States except wheat, feed grains, oilseeds, cotton, rice, peanuts, sugar, and tobacco.

To learn more about eligibility, funding levels, duration of each project and the cost share required, click on the name of the program to view the Notice of Funding Availability.

For additional information on these funding opportunities or how to apply with Morrison & Company’s assistance, please contact the Morrison Grants Team by email at grants@morrisonco.net or call us at 530.893.4764.