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 2020 SCBGP awards have been announced. For a description of projects awarded, visit the Awards page. Please email email@example.com if you would like to be notified of future SCBGP funding opportunities.
2021 Request for Concept Proposals
2021 SCBGP Grant Proposal Instructions – by invitation only
GRANT PROPOSAL WEBINARS
Applicants invited to submit a grant proposal are strongly encouraged to attend one of the upcoming grant proposal webinars. To register, click on the link provided in the table below. When registering, you will be prompted to select the preferred date and time. 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 session. If you have any questions regarding the webinars, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grant Proposal Phase Webinars
|Wednesday, January 20, 2021||1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. PT||
Register for this webinar
|Wednesday, January 27, 2021||9:30 a.m. – 11:30a.m. PT|
Grant Proposal Supplements
2021 Allowable and Unallowable Costs and Activities Table
Outcome Measures Supplement
Procuring Goods and Services
Phase I: Concept Proposal
|Release Request for Concept Proposals||September 18, 2020|
|Webinars||September 29, 2020 – October 15, 2020|
|Concept Proposals Due||October 23, 2020 5:00 pm PT|
Phase II: Grant Proposal (by invitation only)
|Invitation to submit grant proposals||January 2021|
|Grant proposals due||February 12, 2021 5:00 pm PT|
|Grant proposals to USDA for approval||May 2021|
|Announce and award funding||Fall 2021|
The application period for the 2021 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program is now closed.
California Department of Food and Agriculture
Office of Grants Administration
1220 N Street
Sacramento, California 95814
Phone: (916) 657-3231
Fax: (916) 653-0206