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Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops Program
The TASC program is designed to assist U.S. organizations by providing funding for projects that seek to remove, resolve, or mitigate existing or potential sanitary, phytosanitary, or technical barriers that prohibit or threaten the export of U.S. specialty crops. The TASC program is administered by personnel of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) on behalf of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC).
Deadline: May 19, 2023
To participate in the TASC program, an entity must be a U.S. organization, either government or private, with a demonstrated role or interest in exporting U.S. agricultural specialty crops. Government organizations consist of Federal, State, and local agencies. Private organizations may include non–profit trade associations, universities, agricultural cooperatives, state regional trade groups, and private companies.
Applicants may submit more than one application, and applicants with previously approved TASC awards may apply for additional awards. However, the maximum number of active awards that a TASC participant can have underway at any given time is five.
Estimated Funding per Award: Funding per award under the TASC program is anticipated to range from $5,000–$500,000, subject to programmatic approval, review, and available funding. FAS may, at its discretion, not fund requests in full through the initial allocation of funding.