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Bioproduct Pilot Program

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The General Services Administration (GSA)/System for Award Management (SAM) is experiencing delays processing certain private entity registration information for new registrants, updates to existing entity registrations and annual renewals. If you are not able to upload your application in Grants.gov prior to the funding opportunity close date because of issues related to these delays and are still awaiting a response to your pending SAM.gov help desk ticket, then USDA/NIFA will accept your application through the following process. Please note, this process is only valid for the issues noted above and is a one-time occurrence. Additionally, please allow sufficient time for your SAM.gov issue to be resolved prior to using the alternate submission process. 

The Bioproduct Pilot Program seeks to study the benefits of using materials derived from covered agricultural commodities for manufacture of construction and consumer products.

This program directs the USDA to partner with no less than one qualified institution to support the scale-up of sustainable bioproduct manufacturing, with the goal of providing a low-cost alternative to conventional products.

Dates may vary. Please see RFA for exact details.
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Eligibility
1862 Land-Grant Institutions
1890 Land-Grant Institutions
1994 Land-Grant Institutions
For-profit Organizations Other Than Small Businesses
Hispanic-Serving Institutions
Native American Tribal Orgs, not Federally recognized Tribal Governments
Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS status, other than Institutions of Higher Ed
Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) IRS status, other than Institutions of Higher Ed
Other or Additional Information (See below)
Small Business
State Agricultural Experiment Stations
State Controlled Institutions of Higher Ed
More Information on Eligibility

Qualified institutions are bioproduct research facilities that:

(1) are funded, in part, by a State;

(2) are located within a reasonable distance, not to exceed 3 miles, of the primary residence hall of an institution of higher education;

(3) provide students opportunities to engage in research activities; and

(4) provide opportunities for an institution of higher education to collaborate with private enterprise.

Additional details are provided in the RFA.

Posted Date
Closing Date
Contact for Electronic Access Problems
Funding Opportunity Number
USDA-NIFA-BPP-009262
Assistance Listing Number
10.236
Estimated Total Program Funding
$10,000,000
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement
No Match Required
Range of Awards
$2,000,000 - $5,000,000

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