USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) requests applications for the fiscal year 2021 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) to award grants to eligible State departments of agriculture to carry out projects that enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops. Not including AMS administrative costs, approximately $72.9 million in annual Farm Bill funding is available for applications under this solicitation. An additional $97 million provided by Congress due to COVID-19 impacts to the food system is also available for applications under this solicitation. Application is only open to state departments of agriculture. Individuals and organizations interested in Specialty Crop Block Grants should contact their respective state departments to learn about eligibility requirements and application deadlines.
Applications are due June 11, 2021.