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MDAC Market Development

Application Process

Susan Head


P.O. Box 1609
Jackson, MS 39215

Telephone: 601.359.1196
Fax: 601.354.6001



Additional Information

Eligible applicants interested in requesting funds through the SCBGP must submit a completed application to MDAC during the time that applications are being accepted. Application guidelines are included in the Request for Proposals (RFP). The FY2014 Request for Proposals is available to use as a reference.

To assist with the application process, a sample proposal is available.

Grant applications are reviewed by an Advisory Committee consisting of experts involved in the specialty crop industry. Applications are evaluated based on the merit of the submitted proposal narrative and the criteria outlined in RFP. Applicants are notified as to whether proposals will be submitted to USDA for potential funding.


2014 Application Schedule

May 15, 2014 Deadline to submit applications to MDAC
May - June 2014 Advisory Committee reviews applications
July 2014 MDAC submits State Plan to USDA
October 2014 FY2014 Grant period begins