The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is accepting concept proposals for Specialty Crop Block Grant projects that will increase visibility and competitiveness of the state’s horticultural specialty crops. Applicants must submit a concept paper as the first step in a two-tier funding process. Projects should enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops through market development, technology innovation, food safety, nutrition knowledge, sustainable practices, and/or pest management. State and/or local organizations, producer associations, academia, community-based organizations, and other specialty crops stakeholders are eligible to apply.
The application deadline is January 24, 2020.