USDA grant program helps agricultural exporters develop new markets

USDA grant program helps ag exporters develop new markets

The Agricultural Trade Promotion Program (ATP) will help U.S. agricultural exporters develop new markets and mitigate the adverse effects of other countries’ tariff and non-tariff barriers. The ATP provides cost-share assistance to eligible U.S. organizations for activities such as consumer advertising, public relations, point-of-sale demonstrations, participation in trade fairs and exhibits, market research, and technical assistance. The ATP is available to all sectors of U.S. agriculture, including fish and forest product producers, mainly through partnerships with non-profit national and regional organizations. The deadline is Nov. 2, 2018. Apply at

Farm to School Grants –  Application Deadline: December 4, 2018
The FY 2019 Farm to School Grant Request for Applications (RFA) is now available. USDA anticipates awarding approximately $7.5 million in grant funding to support improved access to local foods in schools. Eligible entities include schools, school districts, agricultural producers, Indian tribal organizations, nonprofit organizations, state agencies and local agencies. To apply, visit

Solid Waste Management Grant Program – Application Deadline: December 31, 2018
This program reduces or eliminates pollution of water resources by providing funding for organizations that provide technical assistance or training to improve the planning and management of solid waste sites. Eligible applicants include federally acknowledged or state-recognized Native American tribes or groups. To apply, visit