Specialty Crops

Specialty Crop Multi-State Program

The Specialty Crop Multi-State Program (SCMP) offers grants to solely enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops by funding collaborative, multi-state projects that address the following regional or national level specialty crop issues: food safety; plant pests and disease; research; crop-specific projects addressing common issues; and marketing and promotion.

Funds are competitively awarded to participating State departments of agriculture (Participating States) 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. 

Participating States must express their interest to the Agricultural Marketing Service within the deadline provided by the most recently published Request for Applications.  They are expected to accept proposals from multi-state partners, conduct pre-award activities, and assume administrative responsibility if selected for funding. 

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