2019 Quality Samples Program

Foreign Agricultural Service Notice of Funding Availability:
Inviting Applications for the Quality Samples Program SUMMARY:
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announces that it is inviting proposals for the 2019 Quality Samples Program (QSP).

The QSP is administered by personnel of the

credit:


Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) on behalf of CCC.

The intended effect of this notice is to solicit proposals from eligible applicants for fiscal year 2019 and to set out the criteria for the awarding of funds under the program.

Future announcements of funding availability for the QSP program will be made through the Grants.gov website.

DATES:
To be considered for funding, applications must be received by 5 p.m.

Eastern Daylight Time, on Friday, June 8, 201 8. Any proposals received after that date will be considered only if funds remain available.

FAS anticipates that the initial funding selections will be made by the end of December 2018, with the initial award dates estimated to be by the end of February 201 9. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Applicants needing assistance should contact the Program Operations Division, Office of Trade Programs, Foreign Agricultural Service by courier:
Room 6512, 1400 Independence Ave.

SW, Washington, DC 20250, or by phone:
(202) 720–4327, or by fax:
(202) 720–9361, or by email:
podadmin@ fas.usda.gov.

Information is also available on the FAS website at http:// www.fas.usda.gov/programs/quality- samples-program-qsp.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
A.

Funding Opportunity Description Announcement Type:
New.

Award Instrument:
Grant.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number:
1 0. 60 5. Authority:
The QSP is authorized under Section 5(f) of the Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act, 15 U.S.C.

714c(f).

Purpose:
The QSP is designed to encourage the development and expansion of export markets for U. S. agricultural commodities by assisting U. S. entities in providing commodity samples to potential foreign importers to promote a better understanding and appreciation for the high quality of U. S. agricultural commodities.

Related Programs

Quality Samples Program

Department of Agriculture


Agency: Department of Agriculture

Office: Office of Trade Programs

Estimated Funding: $2,500,000


Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories





Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Federal Register QSP Notice of Funding Availability

Additional Information of Eligibility:
This is a Notice of Intent to award on a single source basis to New Mexico Tech University under the Colorado Plateau CESU

Full Opportunity Web Address:
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/05/09/2018-09869/notice-of-funding-availability-inviting-applications-for-the-quality-samples-program

Contact:


Agency Email Description:
UES System Contact

Agency Email:


Date Posted:
2018-05-10

Application Due Date:


Archive Date:
2018-07-08



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