The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) is a participating state in the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP). FDACS will accept applications for the 2021 SCBGP, evaluate the applications for compliance with the SCBGP program guidelines and fit with state and industry priorities, and administer any resulting awards. Proposals will be accepted from non-profit 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 replicated by other organizations.
Applications are due by February 5, 2021.