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.

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


Press Release: Schedule Set for 2020 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Workshops
Email grants@cdfa.ca.gov to register.


San Diego Workshop: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
San Diego County Farm Bureau, 420 S. Broadway, Suite 200, Escondido, CA 92025

San Luis Obispo Workshop: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau, 4875 Morabito Place, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Webinar 1: Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Details provided upon registration.

Modesto Workshop: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Stanislaus County Farm Bureau, 1201 L St., Modesto, CA 95354

Webinar 2: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Details provided upon registration.

Sacramento Workshop: Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
CDFA Gateway Oaks, 2800 Gateway Oaks Drive, Room 101,
Sacramento, CA 95833