Ohio Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for funding provided by USDA through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Grants range from $25,000 to $150,000. Applicants must provide a minimum match of 25% of the requested grant amount. Projects should advance the long-term economic viability of the state’s specialty crop industry, while increasing the marketability of specialty crops. Higher rankings will be given to projects that demonstrate profit potential for growers and that could boost employment opportunities in the specialty crop industry. Food and agricultural nonprofit organizations, associations or commodity groups, universities, and research institutions are eligible to apply.
Applications are due by April 15, 2021.