South Carolina Produce Safety Rule On-Farm Improvement Cost Share
Funds are available on a first-come first-served basis until depleted. The deadline to apply is August 1, 2022.
Through USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant funding administered by South Carolina Department of Agriculture, farmers who are covered by the Produce Safety Rule can receive reimbursements up to $2,000 per year per farm for on-farm food safety improvements. Examples of improvements that may be eligible for funding include handwashing stations, worker training resources, and harvest bins. This program is designed to help farms make needed improvements and comply with the requirements of the federal Produce Safety Rule.