How do I apply to the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program?
Only state departments of agriculture may apply for funding to AMS.
If you are an individual or other non-federal entity interested in applying, applications for specialty crop projects must be submitted to the appropriate state department of agriculture to be considered for funding. To learn how to apply for SCBGP funding in your state, contact your SCBGP state department of agriculture contact. A listing of the most recent state requests for proposals is below.
When can I submit an application?
The deadline for state departments of agriculture to submit applications to AMS for the 2021 Request for Applications is Friday June 11, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.
What are the application requirements?
State departments of agriculture can find the requirements for submitting an application in the most recently published Request for Applications. Applications must be received before 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on Friday June 11, 2021 through Grants.gov. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered for funding.
- 2021 SCBGP Request For Applications (pdf)
- 2021 SCBGP RFA FAQs (pdf)
- Grant Administration Template (doc)
- Project Profile Template (doc)
- Evaluation Plan (Performance Measures) (pdf)
- SCBGP Templates and Performance Measures Q&A (pdf)
State departments of agriculture can also find examples by reviewing the SCBGP Sample Application Forms:
Are there any resources that can help me write an application?