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Eligibility

SUSTA's mission is to provide assistance to small businesses in the Southern U.S. who would like to promote U.S. food/agriculture in foreign markets. In order to comply with our mission, companies must meet a few basic eligibility requirements.

Can you answer 'yes' to all of these questions?

  1. Are you headquartered in the SUSTA region?
  2. Is your company a U.S. business entity in good standing with your Secretary of State?
  3. Are you small by Small Business Administration (SBA) size standards?
  4. Do your products have a brand?
  5. Do your products contain at least 50% U.S. agriculture? (This is determined by weight, excluding water and packaging weight)
  6. Do your packaging/labels have an eligible U.S. origin statement? (Examples: Made in America, Product of Kentucky)

SUSTA also like to see that you have annual sales of a minimum of $100,000. If you do not meet this requirement, you may still be eligible for certain components of our programs.