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Provides matching funds to State Departments of Agriculture to assist in exploring new market opportunities for food and agricultural products, and to encourage research and innovation aimed at improving the efficiency and performance of the marketing system.

The Agricultural Marketing Service awards approximately 25 to 35 grants each year averaging $50,000 per grant. Requests for FSMIP funds must be matched, at a minimum, on a one-on-one basis, from non-Federal sources which includes in-kind services. The deadline for submitting FY 2004 applications was February 13, 2004. Look for FY 2005 grant announcements near the end of 2004.