West Virginia Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for the 2021 Specialty Crop Block Grant to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops. Grants are on a two-year cycle in West Virginia and the maximum amount for any grant is $100,000. Matching funds are required for grants of more than $10,000. The program assists applicants to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops by leveraging efforts to market and promote specialty crops; assisting producers with research and development relevant to specialty crops; expanding availability and access to specialty crops; and addressing local, regional, and national challenges confronting specialty crop producers. Funding priorities are listed online.
Applications are due by January 19, 2021.