Specialty Crop Block Grant Program - Farm Bill

Quick Facts

Due DateJuly 9, 2014 (Wednesday)
Award AmountUn-Known
Category of Funding ActivityAgriculture
Eligible Applicants
  • State governments

Program Description

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announces the availability of approximately $67 million in grant funds, less AMS administrative costs, to solely enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops. Specialty crops are defined as fruits and vegetables, dried fruit, tree nuts, horticulture and nursery crops (including floriculture). State departments of agriculture interested in obtaining grant program funds are invited to submit applications to AMS. State departments of agriculture, meaning agencies, commissions, or departments of a State government responsible for agriculture within 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 are eligible to apply. Please contact your local State department of agriculture if you are not eligible to apply. State departments of agriculture are encouraged to conduct outreach regarding the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program ? Farm Bill to specialty crop stakeholders, socially disadvantaged, and beginning farmers and conduct a competitive grant proposal process. State department of agriculture contacts and state requests for proposals can be found at www.ams.usda.gov/scbgp. Applications from State departments of agriculture must be submitted by July 9, 2014.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberUSDA-AMS-SCBGP-2014
Funding Opportunity TitleSpecialty Crop Block Grant Program - Farm Bill
Opportunity CategoryAgriculture
Funding Instrument TypeGrant
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of Awards56
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Posted DateApril 17, 2014 (Thursday)
Application Due DateJuly 9, 2014 (Wednesday)
Application Archive DateAugust 8, 2014 (Friday)
Total Program Funding$ 0
Award AmountUn-Known
CFDA Number
  • 10.170 - Specialty Crop Block Grant Program - Farm Bill

Eligible Applicants

  • State governments

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of Agriculture
Program Information Website-
ContactOffice: Agricultural Marketing Service
Trista Etzig
Project Manager
Phone 202-690-4942
Contact for questions

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