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 grants@cdfa.ca.gov if you would like to be notified of future SCBGP funding opportunities.

Press Release: CDFA Now Accepting Proposals for the 2021 Specialty Crop Block Grants
2021 Request for Concept Proposals due October 23 by 5 p.m. PT
2021 SCBGP Concept Proposal Questions & Answers, Round 3 (Q&A) – October 21, 2020

Press Release: Technical Review Committee Members Wanted for 2021 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program
2021 Technical Review Committee Application – due October 16 by 5 p.m. PT