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GO TEXAN Marketing Enhancement Grant Assistance

Application period is currently closed.

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) is excited to accept applications for the GO TEXAN Marketing Enhancement Grant Assistance (MEGA) Program. Applicants may request up to $20,000 in MEGA funding for activities promoting the sale of Texas agricultural products, including those that have been produced, processed, or otherwise had value added to the product in Texas.

Please read all materials before preparing and submitting the application. Failure to follow the instructions and requirements described in the Request for Grant Applications (RFGA) may result in disqualification of the application. In such case, the application will receive no further consideration for either award or grant funding. When completing the application, answer each question to the best of your ability.



TO QUALIFY:

Eligible applicants are current GO TEXAN Program Tier 2, 3, or Champion partners in good standing.  “Good standing” means that at the time of the MEGA application submission deadline, the applicant’s GO TEXAN registration is in full compliance with all of the provisions of the GO TEXAN Program (i.e., the applicant’s GO TEXAN registration has been approved by TDA and is not currently suspended or terminated, the registrant’s account has no unpaid registration fees, and there are no unresolved issues concerning the registrant’s account). Please note: an application for GO TEXAN registration takes 2-3 weeks to process and upgrades cannot be performed online.  For questions or to check on GO TEXAN partnership status, please contact (877) 99-GOTEX or gotexan@TexasAgriculture.gov. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.

 REQUIREMENTS:

Only project requests submitted by applicants physically located in Texas or that have a principal place of business in Texas shall be funded. An eligible applicant must be a current participant in the GO TEXAN Program at a Tier 2, 3, or Champion level and meet at least one of the following categories:

(1) a state or regional organization or board that promotes the marketing and sale of Texas agricultural products and does not stand to profit directly from specific sales of agricultural commodities;

(2) a cooperative organization, consisting of a group of five or more individuals who produce or market agricultural products in the state and associate to achieve common goals, that is registered with the office of the Texas Secretary of State;

(3) a state agency or board that promotes the marketing and sale of agricultural commodities;

(4) a national organization or board that has an affiliate in Texas and represents Texas producers and promotes the marketing and sale of Texas agricultural products;

(5) a small business - a legal agricultural entity, including a corporation, partnership, or sole proprietorship that:

(A) is formed for the purpose of making a profit; and

(B) has fewer than 50 full-time employees, or less than $1 million in annual gross receipts;

(6) any other entity or business, other than a business meeting the definition of small business, that promotes the marketing and sale of Texas agricultural products; or

(7) a retailer or distributor, if -

(A) 70% of their agricultural products are sourced from Texas;

(B) 70% of their products are sourced from GO TEXAN partner; or

(C) 70% of their participating businesses, companies, or partners and/or vendors are GO TEXAN partners, other than associate or retail members.



APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED




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