California Department of Food and Agriculture

a photo of fruits and vegetables

Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

2016 SCBGP Concept Proposal Questions & Answers (Q&A) updated November 25

Press Release: California Department of Food and Agriculture Now Accepting Proposals for 2016 Specialty Crop Grants
wedge 2016 Request for Concept Proposalsdue December 4 by 5 PM PST

wedge Webinar Recording (MP4 Video - 76MB)

PowerPoints and starting time for each presentation:
Solicitation Process — 00:08
Concept Proposal Application — 27:45
Outcome Measures — 1:05:55
FAAST Demonstration — 1:17:50

Additional materials:
Budget Template
Outcome Measures Supplement
Allowable and Unallowable Costs Table
Eligible and Ineligible Commodities
General Schedule 15, Step 10 Diagram

Press Release: Technical Review Committee Members Wanted For 2016 SCBGP
wedge 2016 SCBGP Technical Review Committee Applicationdue December 10 by 5 PM PST

2016 Timeline
Phase I – Concept Proposal
Release Request for Concept Proposals October 28, 2015
Workshops and Webinars November 2-13, 2015
Concept Proposals Due December 4, 2015, 5 p.m. PST
Phase II – Grant Proposal (by invitation only)
Invitation to Submit Grant Proposals February 2016
Grant Proposals Due March 20, 2016, 11:59 pm PST
Grant Proposals to USDA for Approval July 2016
Announce and Award Funding October 2016