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Sheep Production and Marketing Grant Program

Agricultural Marketing Service

Closed September 15, 2022

The Sheep Production & Marketing Grant Program seeks to develop solutions for practical problems on a national basis and address the needs of the entire sheep industry, while focusing on the measurable benefits for sheep producers, encouraging partnerships among other sheep industry organizations, and reducing duplication of effort among participating organizations.

Financial assistance provided by the center must accomplish one or more of the following objectives:

  • Strengthen and enhance the production and marketing of sheep and sheep products in the United States through the improvement of infrastructure, business, resource development and the development of innovative approaches to solve long term problems.

  • Provide leadership training and education to industry stakeholders.

  • Assist all segments of the industry in addressing sustainable production and marketing of sheep and sheep products.

  • Promote marketing of sheep and sheep products through an organized method that can measure tangible results.

  • Enhance the sheep industry by coordinating information exchange and seeking mutual understanding and marketing within the industry community.


An eligible entity means any entity that promotes the betterment of the U.S. sheep industries including LLC's, partnerships, corporations, cooperative organizations, associations, a federally recognized Indian Tribe and public or quasi-public agencies. The entity may be operated as a for-profit or a not-for-profit entity and must provide an EIN (Employer Identification Number). The NSIIC does not require a Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number. Applicant must have credentials demonstrating expertise in project content.  Applications submitted by an individual are not allowed.  


Overhead is limited to no more than 7.5% of the total grant request.  Unrecovered indirect costs are not an allowable source of matching funds. 

Application Instructions

  1. Download the application (Below)

  2. Complete the form and submit via email to

  3. Form may also be mailed to NSIIC at address on the application. 


Please note that hand written applications will not be considered. 


Release Date

July 1, 2022


September 15, 2022

Financial Instrument


Total Program Funding


Updated March 22, 2024

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