USDA Announces Availability of $3 Million in Funding to Promote U.S. Maple Syrup Production

April 24, 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) today announced $3 million in competitive grant funding available for the Acer Access and Development Program (Acer). This program supports the work of states, tribal governments and research institutions to promote American maple syrup products through market development and promotion projects and improve knowledge, awareness, and understanding of the maple syrup industry.

Applications from eligible applicants must be submitted electronically through by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, June 8, 2018.

The Acer program is administered by the AMS Transportation and Marketing Program’s Grant Division. More information about grant eligibility and previously funded projects is available on the AMS Acer web page, or contact Martin Rosier at

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