USDA Accepting Applications for FY 2021 Export Programs

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USDA Accepting Applications for FY 2021 Export Programs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service is accepting applications from eligible organizations for the fiscal year 2021 funding for five export market development programs. FAS recently published the FY 2021 Notices of Funding Opportunity for the Market Access Program, Foreign Market Development Program, Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops Program, Quality Samples Program, and Emerging Markets Program.

The application deadline for the five programs is June 26, 2020.

BACKGROUND

Under the Market Access Program, USDA provides competitive, cost-share assistance to U.S. exporters and agricultural, fish, and forest product trade organizations for international marketing and promotion of U.S. commodities and products. More information about the program and the FY 2021 funding opportunity is available at https://www.fas.usda.gov/programs/market-access-program-map.

Under the Foreign Market Development Program, USDA partners with nonprofit agricultural and forest product trade associations to build longer-term international demand for U.S. commodities. More information about the program and the FY 2021 funding opportunity is available at https://www.fas.usda.gov/programs/foreign-market-development-program-fmd.

The Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops Program funds projects that address sanitary, phytosanitary, and technical barriers that prohibit or threaten the export of U.S. specialty crops. More information about the program and the FY 2021 funding opportunity is available at https://www.fas.usda.gov/programs/technical-assistance-specialty-crops-tasc.

The Quality Samples Program helps agricultural trade organizations provide small samples of their products to potential importers. More information about the program and the FY 2021 funding opportunity is available at https://www.fas.usda.gov/programs/quality-samples-program-qsp.

The Emerging Markets Program supports technical assistance activities for the promotion of U.S. agricultural, fish, and forest products in emerging markets. More information about the program and the FY 2021 funding opportunity is available at https://www.fas.usda.gov/programs/emerging-markets-program-emp.

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