Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

Program Updates

The FY 2024 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) application period is closed. Only state departments of agriculture may apply for funding to AMS. For any questions related to SCBGP, contact SCBlockGrants@usda.gov

*The RFA is a primary resource for information about the SCBGP. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review it carefully and follow its guidance.

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.

Program Purpose

The purpose of the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) is to 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.

Cost Sharing or Match

No federal cost sharing or matching requirement. Cost share/match should not be included in the submitted application nor subsequent performance or financial reports.

Funded Projects

For more information, go to the SCBGP Awarded Grants webpage.

Additional Information

For FY22 projects and projects going forward

For FY21 projects and prior projects

Other Resources