Washington, Jan. 31, 2019 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded $200 million to 57 organizations through the Agricultural Trade Promotion Program (ATP) to help U.S. farmers and ranchers identify and access new export markets. Read full press release here.
WUSATA applied for ATP funding to help lessen the adverse effects of tariff and non-tariff barriers companies are experiencing and we were awarded this onetime allocation. The funding can flow over a three-year period, to give WUSATA additional resources to assist companies within our 13 Western States and American Samoa with their exporting efforts. WUSATA will take this opportunity to augment our current list of offered activities as well as to offer an expanded FundMatch program.
Importantly, there are three differences between the current MAP cost reimbursement program, FundMatch, and the ATP cost reimbursement:
Please contact Tricia Stein, FundMatch Director with your specific ATP cost reimbursement questions.
For additional questions regarding ATP please contact Andy Anderson, Executive Director.