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 California Department of Food and Agriculture is pleased to announce the 2019 Specialty Crop Block Grant Awards. 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 2020 Specialty Crop Block Grants
2020 Request for Concept Proposalsdue October 18 by 5 p.m. PST

2020 SCBGP Concept Proposal Questions & Answers, Round 3 (Q&A) – October 16, 2019

Concept Proposal Presentations
The 2020 SCBGP concept proposal presentations can be viewed on CDFA’s YouTube page. To access the presentations, please click on the links below.

Solicitation Process
Concept Proposal Application
Outcome Measures
FAAST Demonstration

Press Release: Technical Review Committee Members Wanted for 2020 Specialty Crop Block Grant
2020 Technical Review Committee Applicationdue October 9 by 5 p.m. PST


Concept Proposal Required Templates
Outcome Measures Template
Concept Proposal Budget Template

Concept Proposal Supplements
2020 Allowable and Unallowable Costs and Activities Table
Outcome Measures Supplement