The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is accepting proposals for Specialty Crop Block Grants that enhance the competitiveness of Florida specialty crops. The types of projects funded include consumer or producer education, marketing and promotion, pest and plant health, and research. Proposals will be accepted from nonprofit organizations, producer organizations, government agencies, universities, and other organizations related to Florida's specialty crop industry. Individuals, individual producers, for-profit businesses, or commercial entities may submit proposals. However, the project must focus on research, education or demonstration and must benefit the specialty crop industry in a manner that can be adequately replicated by other organizations.
Proposals are due by January 11, 2019.