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.

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is seeking public comments on the program priorities for the 2020 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. All interested parties may attend a public listening session or submit comments via email to grants@cdfa.ca.gov beginning August 1, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. until August 16, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.


Listening Session Schedule