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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 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.

For a description of projects awarded, visit the 2018 Grant Awards page. Please email grants@cdfa.ca.gov if you would like to be notified of future SCBGP funding opportunities.

2018 Timeline
AWARD
Announce and Award Funding Fall 2018