Media Contacts: Steve Lyle (CDFA), 916-654-0462 , firstname.lastname@example.org
SACRAMENTO, September 7, 2021 - The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is accepting proposals for the 2022 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, applications for the 2022 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Technical Review Committee members, and proposals for the 2021 Specialty Crop Multi-State Program.
2022 SPECIALTY CROP BLOCK GRANT PROGRAMGrant awards will range from $100,000 to $500,000 per project and projects may last for up to two years and six months (projects submitted to the Additional Assistance for Historically Underrepresented Organizations will range from $50,000 to $100,000 and may last up to two years). Non-profit and for-profit organizations; local, state, federal, and Tribal government entities; and public and private colleges and universities are eligible to apply (only non-profits and tribal governments may apply to the Additional Assistance for Historically Underrepresented Organizations Program). Specialty crops include fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops (including floriculture). Please review the 2022 Request for Concept Proposals for detailed application instructions.
2022 TECHNICAL REVIEW COMMITTEE MEMBERSThe Technical Review Committee (TRC) is comprised of volunteers with knowledge and expertise regarding California’s specialty crop industry. The committee reviews, evaluates, and makes recommendations to CDFA on proposals submitted for funding to California’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.
2021 SPECIALTY CROP MULTI-STATE PROGRAMThe Specialty Crop Multi-State Program (SCMP) is a federal grant program offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA, AMS). The purpose of the SCMP is to competitively award funds to projects that enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops by funding collaborative, multi-state projects that address regional or national level specialty crop issues, including food safety, plant pests and disease, research, crop-specific projects addressing common issues, and marketing and promotion. All prospective applicants are encouraged to review the 2021 SCMP Request for Applications on the USDA, AMS website: https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/media/2021_SCMP_RFA.pdf