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Small Business Innovation Research: Marketing and Trade

Under the Marketing and Trade program, proposals identify an array of innovative marketing strategies to increase sales of agricultural, forestry and aquacultural products (either raw or processed commodities, value-added foods, feed and industrial products derived from these commodities). The marketing strategies identified include: assess and evaluate the type, size and location of domestic and international market opportunities; develop strategies to gain entry into new markets or expand sales in current markets; develop advanced information systems that provide complete, relevant and timely information on marketing opportunities for an industry or producers in a state, region or the USA; development of market-based approaches to reduce or mitigate adverse agri-environmental consequences or to promote positive agri-environmental outcomes while simultaneously preserving economic growth.

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More SBIR information.

Who Is Eligible to Apply

  • Small Business
  • More Information on Eligibility

    Small businesses and small proprietorships that are in business for profit are eligible to submit applications to this program. Each organization submitting a proposal must qualify as a small business concern for research or research and development purposes.

    Request for Application (RFA) | Apply: Electronic | Abstracts of Funded Projects

    Solicitation Date (Opening) June 10, 2009
    Letter of Intent Due Date None
    Due Date (Closing)
    Phase I
    September 3, 2009
    Anticipated Award Date
    Phase I
    May 3, 2010
    Estimated Total Program Funding $18,514,188.00
    Range of Awards $70,000.00 to $90,000.00
    Percent of Applications Funded Last Fiscal Year 15%
    Cost Sharing Requirements None
    For More Information Contact Siva Sureshwaran
    Funding Opportunity Number USDA-CSREES-SBIR-002363
    CFDA Number 10.212 Small Business Innovation Research
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