The Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) is accepting proposals for Specialty Crop Block Grant funding. Eligible projects must “enhance the competitiveness of U.S. specialty crops” and expand local, regional, domestic, or international markets and distribution. The department will consider grant awards up to a maximum of $50,000 for a specific project with a two-year grant period. MDA will accept proposals from individuals, individual producers, non-profit and for-project businesses, public and private colleges and universities, agencies, institutions, industry and community based organizations or commercial entities only if the project focus benefits the entire specialty crop industry.
Proposals are due by March 8, 2021.