USDA Announces Funding Opportunities
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USDA Announces Funding Opportunities

The announced funding opportunities cover producers, food security, crops and more, with deadlines for applications in May and June.

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April 16, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Agriculture has announced a number of funding opportunities covering producers, food security, crops and more.

  • USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers — USDA is dedicating at least $6 billion towards new programs to reach producers.
  • Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program (FSMIP) — This program support projects exploring new market opportunities and innovations. The application deadline is May 24, 2021.
  • Acer Access and Development Program (Acer) — This program supports the efforts of states, tribal governments and research institutions to promote the domestic maple syrup industry. The application deadline is May 24, 2021.
  • Micro-Grants for Food Security Program (MGFSP) — This program is designed to realize USDA’s commitment to support communities across the U.S. that have significant levels of food insecurity and import significant quantities of food. Grants are awarded non-competitively to eligible states and territories. The application deadline is May 24, 2021.
  • Specialty Crop Block Grants — This program funds innovative projects designed to support the expanding specialty crop food sector and explore new market opportunities for U.S. food and agricultural products. Grants are awarded non-competitively to eligible states and territories. The application deadline is June 11, 2021.