USDA’s Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program (FSMIP) provides matching funds on a competitive basis to State Departments of Agriculture, State Colleges and Universities, and other appropriate State agencies to assist in exploring new market opportunities for U.S. food and agricultural products, and to encourage research and innovation aimed at improving the efficiency and performance of the U.S. agricultural marketing system. FSMIP funds a wide range of applied research projects that address barriers, challenges, and opportunities in marketing, transporting, and distributing U.S. food and agricultural products domestically and internationally.
» FSMIP 2023 Announcement (PDF)
Applications must be received by the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce by 5:00 p.m. on April 13, 2023. (Please note that this is earlier than USDA’s deadline date listed on the Guidelines). Applications should be submitted to: