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 U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service website.

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.

2021 SCBGP H.R. 133 Stimulus Funding

2021 SCBGP H.R. 133 Stimulus Funding
Request for Proposals
Release Request for Proposals (RFP) July 13, 2021
Webinars July 20, 2021 – July 30, 2021
Proposals Due August 8, 2021, 11:59 p.m. PT
Full Proposals
Announce Proposal Selection September 2021
Full Proposal Development September 2021 – November 2021
Proposals Submitted to USDA November 2021
Awards
Announce and Award Funding January 2022

Attend one of our free webinars to learn more about the 2021 SCBGP H.R. 133 Stimulus Funding! To register, click on the link provided in the table below. Once registration is complete, a confirmation email will be sent containing information on how to join the webinar. Presentation materials will be provided via GoToWebinar at the start of the webinar sessions. If you have any questions regarding the webinars, please email grants@cdfa.ca.gov.

2021 SCBGP H.R. 133 Stimulus Funding Webinars
Date Time Register
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PDT Register for Webinar 1
Thursday, July 29, 2021 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. PDT Register for Webinar 2

Grant Proposal Supplements

2021 SCBGP Awards
Announce and award funding Fall 2021

Alert: Possible Scam:
CDFA Grant Notifications Requesting Payment in Exchange for Grant Awards.

CDFA has been made aware of numerous scams soliciting payment from applicants to award grants. CDFA does not charge fees for application or administration of grants and awards are never made based on payments from applicants. If you believe you may be a victim of this effort, you are encouraged to contact your local law enforcement (Police or Sheriff's Department).

Program Status

Open

The application period for the 2021 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program H.R. 133 Stimulus Funding is now open.

Contact Us

California Department of Food and Agriculture
Office of Grants Administration
1220 N Street
Sacramento, California 95814
Phone: (916) 657-3231
Fax: (916) 653-0206
Grants@cdfa.ca.gov