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Sheep Production and Marketing Grant Program  

 
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The Sheep Production and Marketing Grant Program (SPMGP) is authorized under section 12102 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (Farm Bill) (P.L 113-79) that amends Subtitle A of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621 et seq) by adding section 209, Sheep Production and Marketing Grant Program.

 
The SPMG provides funds on a competitive basis to national organizations whose mission is to strengthen and enhance the production and marketing of sheep and sheep products in the United States including the improvement of infrastructure business, resource development, and the development of innovative approaches to solve long-term needs. Only national organizations with similar missions may apply.

 
Approximately $1.5 million in grant funds are available for fiscal year 2014.

 
Eligible organizations include national organizations whose mission is to strengthen and enhance the production and marketing of sheep and sheep products in the United States. This can be done through projects that focus on the improvement of infrastructure, business, resource development, and the development of innovative approaches to solve long-term needs.

 
Competitive proposals must focus solely on strengthening and enhancing the production and marketing of sheep and sheep products in the United States. Proposals that benefit one business or individual will not be considered for this program.

 
SPMGP’s enabling legislation authorizes projects for:

 
Improvement of
  • Infrastructure;
  • Business; and
  • Resource development; and
The development of innovative approaches to solve long-term needs

 
All proposals must fall within one or more of the above categories.

 
Applications are due in Grants.gov by 5:00 pm Eastern Time on August 27, 2014.

 
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Additional Information
 
  Section 12102 of the 2014 Farm Bill - PDF  
 
  E O 12372 Intergovernmental Review of Federal Program - PDF  
 
  Sheep Production and Marketing Grant Program - PDF  
 
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  Last Modified Date: 07/31/2014