Notice of Guidance Regarding the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, Multi-State Project Competition (Federal Register Doc. # AMS-14-0073
) (Guidance Document
USDA Announces the 2014 Specialty Crop Grant Awards (News Release
Fiscal Year 2014 Awards (PDF
2015 State Requests for Proposals (PDF
The purpose of the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) is to solely enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops. Specialty crops are defined as “fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops (including floriculture).”
The agency, commission, or department responsible for agriculture
within any of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands is eligible to apply directly to the U.S. Department of Agriculture for grant funds. Organizations or individuals interested in the SCBGP should contact their state department of agriculture for more information.