California Seeks Input on Priorities for Specialty Crop Grant Program

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is seeking public comments on the program priorities for the 2020 Special Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP). Through a two-phase competitive solicitation process, the SCBGP awards funds to projects that solely enhance the competitiveness of California specialty crops. The priorities help guide prospective applicants to submit projects that address the most relevant issues affecting the industry. CDFA is asking for public comments and suggestions on the program priorities. Comments may be submitted at public listening sessions scheduled August 8-15, 2019, or via email to grants@cdfa.ca.gov through August 16, 2019.