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California Department of Food and Agriculture
Release #19-073
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SCHEDULE SET FOR 2020 SPECIALTY CROP BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM WORKSHOPS

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SACRAMENTO, September 4, 2019 - The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) will present four workshops and two webinars on the 2020 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) competitive solicitation process. Workshops will feature an overview of the program, a review of the concept proposal questions, a live demonstration of the online application system, and more. All prospective SCBGP applicants are encouraged to participate.
 
There is no cost to attend the workshops or webinars; however, space is limited and CDFA requests that attendees register in advance. To register, email grants@cdfa.ca.gov with your name and contact information, the workshop/webinar you would like to attend, and the number of seats required. Further details will be provided with confirmation of registration.
 
Workshops and webinars will be held at these locations on the following dates:
 
SAN DIEGO COUNTY:
September 24, 2019 (Tuesday) from 9:30 am to 11:30 am
San Diego County Farm Bureau, 420 S. Broadway, Suite 200, Escondido, CA 92025
 
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY:
September 25, 2019 (Wednesday) from 9:30 am to 11:30 am
San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau, 4875 Morabito Place, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
 
WEBINAR 1:
September 26, 2019 (Thursday) from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Details will be provided upon registration
 
MODESTO COUNTY:
October 1, 2019 (Tuesday) from 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Stanislaus County Farm Bureau, 1201 L St., Modesto, CA 95354
 
WEBINAR 2:
October 2, 2019 (Wednesday) from 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Details will be provided upon registration
 
SACRAMENTO COUNTY:
October 3, 2019 (Thursday) from 9:30 am to 11:30 am
CDFA Gateway Oaks, 2800 Gateway Oaks Drive, Room 101, Sacramento, CA 95833
 
CDFA conducts an annual competitive solicitation process to award SCBGP funds to projects that enhance the competitiveness of California specialty crops. Specialty crops include fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops (including floriculture). For more information, please visit www.cdfa.ca.gov/grants.


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