Specialty Crop Block Grant Program
CDFA is pleased to award $19.7 million in 2015 SCBGP funds for projects that will solely enhance the competitiveness of California specialty crops. For a description of projects awarded, visit the 2015 Grant Awards page.
Proposed 2016 SCBGP Program Priorities - Comment period is closed
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) conducts an annual competitive solicitation process to award Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) funds to projects that solely enhance the competitiveness of California specialty crops.
Specialty crops are fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, and horticulture and nursery crops (including floriculture). For a list of eligible and ineligible commodities, visit the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service website.
|Phase I – Concept Proposal|
|Release Request for Concept Proposals||October 2015|
|Workshops and Webinars||November 2015|
|Concept Proposals Due||December 2015|
|Phase II – Grant Proposal (by invitation only)|
|Invitation to Submit Grant Proposals||February 2016|
|Grant Proposals Due||March 2016|
|Grant Proposals to USDA for Approval||July 2016|
|Announce and Award Funding||October 2016|