Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

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 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.

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is pleased to announce the 2019 Specialty Crop Block Grant Awards. For a description of projects awarded, visit the Awards page. Please email grants@cdfa.ca.gov if you would like to be notified of future SCBGP funding opportunities.


2020 Request for Concept Proposalsapplication period closed

2020 SCBGP Grant Proposal Instructions – by invitation only

2020 SCBGP Grant Proposal Questions & Answers, Round 3 (Q&A) – February 12, 2020

Grant Proposal Presentations
The 2020 SCBGP grant proposal presentations can be viewed on CDFA’s YouTube page. To access the presentations, please click on the links below.


Grant Proposal Required Templates

Grant Proposal Supplements


2020 Timeline