Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) - Montana Potato Advisory Committee
10/26/18 4:00 PM Receipt
Grants to Montana nonprofits, businesses, agencies, educational institutions, and individuals for research and marketing activities related to the State’s potato industry. Priority will be given to projects that address virus and vector management, potato disease, and the use of weeds as alternate pathogen hosts.
Proposals should relate to demonstration projects, applied research, and market development projects designed to address needs and opportunities for the Montana potato industry.
The committee has established the following research priorities for the 2018-2019 funding cycle:
1. Management of potato viruses and their vectors;
2. Stem and tuber diseases caused by fungi and bacteria (such as blackleg, scab, soft rot, and ringrot); and
3. Weeds as alternate hosts for potato pathogens
Research proposals must be innovative. To meet this burden, the applicant must demonstrate that there is not currently any relevant research available that is applicable to Montana producers. If relevant research is available, the applicant must explain how the proposed research will build upon the previous research.
Eligible costs under the Montana Potato Research & Market Development Program may include, but are not limited to:
- Salaries and Wages
- Fringe Benefits
- Consultant Services (professional, technical, operational)
- Advertising and Promotion
- Equipment (preferably leased versus direct acquisition)
- Supplies and Materials
- Communication (telephone, postage, printing, etc.)
- Data Processing
GrantWatch ID#: 176414
Project period is January 2, 2019 to December 31, 2019.
Public and private entities, organizations, businesses, educational institutions, local governments, and individuals are eligible to submit proposals.
If two or more individuals or organizations propose to conduct a project jointly, they should submit one application as co-applicants.
Applicants must demonstrate a proven ability to carry out all elements of the proposed project. In addition, applicants proposing to rely upon the expertise of another individual or organization to undertake any part of the project must clearly define the responsibilities of that party as well as provide evidence of their willingness and demonstrated ability to undertake that area of responsibility.
Projects should be undertaken in Montana. Proposals for projects to be conducted outside of Montana must present clear evidence that the Montana potato industry will benefit from the activity.
Program funds cannot be used for the payment of institutional overhead or unassociated indirect costs. These costs can be used, however, in calculating the applicant match.
Under no circumstances shall funds awarded pursuant to the RFP be used for lobbying or political purposes.
Proposals must be received on or before 4:00 PM on October 26, 2018.
The applicant may make a presentation in person at the Committee’s annual meeting. The Committee will then make a recommendation to the Department whether or not to fund the project and the Department will then notify the applicant within 30 days.
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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Register and apply online: https://fundingmt.org/index.do
Questions on applications should be directed to:
Montana Potato Research & Market Development Program
PO Box 200201
Helena, MT 59620-0201