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 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

Attend our free webinars to learn more about the 2021 SCBGP!

The webinar series is broken out by topic into three separate webinars. Participation in all three webinars is highly recommended. To register, please click on the link of the corresponding webinar that you would like to attend. 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 grants@cdfa.ca.gov.

Concept Proposal Required Templates
Outcome Measures Template
Concept Proposal Budget Template

Concept Proposal Supplements
2021 Allowable and Unallowable Costs and Activities Table
Outcome Measures Supplement


Press Release: Technical Review Committee Members Wanted for 2021 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program
2021 Technical Review Committee Application – due October 7 by 5 p.m. PT