Specialty Crop Block Grant Program 2023 Press Releases

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) awarded a total of $72.9 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) funding. The FY 2023 non-competitive awards were made to the departments of agriculture in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The SCBGP funding supports farmers growing specialty crops, including fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, and nursery crops. USDA’s support will strengthen U.S. specialty crop production and markets, ensuring an abundant, affordable supply of highly nutritious fruits, vegetables, and other specialty crops, which are vital to the health and well-being of all Americans.

Below is a list of award announcements for each state and territory.