PL-480 Market Development and Technical Assistance


Uses available foreign currencies repaid to the United States to provide assistance in the implementation of market development and agricultural technical assistance activities.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Foreign Agricultural Service, Department of Agriculture
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
7 U.S.C. 1708
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Priority applicants will be U.S. agricultural non profit trade organizations who will conduct market development and technical assistance activities designed to increase or maintain U.S. agricultural exports.
Beneficiary Eligibility
U.S. agricultural entities are expected to benefit from the growth of U.S. export markets.
The application instructions and requirements are provided in the program Notice of Funding Opportunity.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Please see the program's Notice of Funding Opportunity for application deadlines and instructions.
Award Procedure
The program will be announced in, inviting proposals from interested parties. The Foreign Agricultural Service will conduct proposal reviews and make funding decisions. Formal agreements will be made with grantees, outlining reporting and other program requirements, upon the awarding of funds. Proposals will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis as long as funding remains.
Please see the program's Notice of Funding Opportunity for application deadlines and instructions.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days. Additional approval information is provided in the funding announcement.
Not applicable.
From 30 to 60 days.
How are proposals selected?
The review criteria are described in the funding announcement.
How may assistance be used?
The program aims to expand or maintain U.S. agricultural exports.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Annual performance reports are required.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The agreement will contain an expiration date. Unless extended, the project activities are expected to conclude by the expiration date. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Curt Alt
1400 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20250 US
Phone: 2027204327
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 18$5,000,000.00; FY 19 est $3,000,000.00; FY 20 est $1,500,000.00; FY 17$300,000.00; FY 16 Estimate Not Available -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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