EMP Availability of Funds-FY 2010

1. Purpose.

The EMP assists U. S. entities in developing, maintaining, or expanding exports of U. S. agricultural commodities and products by funding technical assistance activities that promote U. S. products in emerging foreign markets.

The EMP is intended primarily to support

export market development efforts of the private sector, but EMP resources may also be used to assist public organizations.

All U. S. agricultural commodities, except tobacco, are eligible for consideration.

Agricultural product(s) should be comprised of at least 50 percent U. S. origin content by weight, exclusive of added water, to be eligible for funding.

Proposals that seek support for multiple commodities are also eligible.

EMP funding may only be used to support exports of U. S. agricultural commodities and products through generic activities.

EMP funding may not be used to support the export of another country's products to the United States, or to promote the development of a foreign economy as a primary objective.

Funding provided for government participation may only be used to support the activities of government officials expert in assessing the food and rural business systems of other countries.

Related Programs

Emerging Markets Program

Department of Agriculture


Agency: Unified Export Strategy

Office:

Estimated Funding: $10,000,000


Who's Eligible


Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories



Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Announcement of Emerging Markets Funding for FY 2010

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Any United States private or Government entity with a demonstrated role or interest in exports of U. S. agricultural commodities or products may apply to the program.

Government organizations consist of Federal, State, and local agencies; and state universities.

Private organizations include non-profit trade associations, private universities, agricultural cooperatives, state regional trade groups (SRTG), profit-making entities, and consulting businesses.

Proposals from research and consulting organizations will be considered if they provide evidence of substantial participation in and financial support from the U. S. industry.

For-profit entities are also eligible but may not use program funds to conduct private business, promote private self-interests, supplement the costs of normal sales activities or promote their own products or services beyond specific uses approved by CCC in a given project.

U. S. market development cooperators and SRTGs may seek funding to address priority, market specific issues and to undertake activities not suitable for funding under other CCC marketing programs, e.g., the Foreign Market Development Cooperator (Cooperator) Program and the Market Access Program (MAP).

Foreign organizations, whether government or private, may participate as third parties in activities carried out by U. S. organizations, but are not eligible for funding assistance from the program.



Full Opportunity Web Address:


Contact:


Agency Email Description:


Agency Email:
alicia.smith@fas.usda.gov

Date Posted:
2009-04-30

Application Due Date:
2009-05-29

Archive Date:
2009-05-30



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