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Specialty Crop Block Grant Program - Farm Bill

Post Date

February 4th 2010

Application Due Date

July 29th 2010

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Eligibility Categories

State Governments

Only State departments of agriculture in the 50 States, District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories are eligible to apply.


  • Estimated Total Funding:


  • Award Range:

    $181210 - $None

Grant Description

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announces the availability of approximately $55 million in grant funds, less USDA 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 USDA. 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 SCBGP-FB to specialty crop stakeholders, socially disadvantaged, and beginning farmers and conduct a competitive grant proposal process. Applications must be submitted by July 29, 2010.

Contact Information

  • Agency

    Department of Agriculture

  • Office:

    Agricultural Marketing Service

  • Agency Contact:

    Trista Etzig
    Project Manager
    Phone 202-690-4942

  • Agency Mailing Address:

    Contact for questions

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  • More Information:

    Notice of Funds Availability

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