mixed produce including carrots, peppers, purple cabbage, cauliflower, and more

Specialty Crop Multi-State Program

Applications must be received by December 22, 2023.
USDA announced that up to $10 million in competitive grant funding is available through the Specialty Crop Multi-State Program (SCMP), to strengthen the competitiveness of the nation’s specialty crop industry through collaborative multi-state partnerships. SCMP funding supports collaborative, multi-state projects that address food safety, plant pests and disease, research, crop-specific common issues, and marketing and promotion for specialty crops including fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, and horticulture and nursery crops. The program is open to participating state departments of agriculture as well as local governments, Indian tribes, institutions of higher education, or nonprofit organizations residing in nonparticipating states. State departments must partner with organizations located in at least two different states to qualify.