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Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP)


Funding Amount

(past projects have been awarded over $100,000)

Matching Funds

Funding Cycle

Application deadline was May 1, 2023. Unknown when application will re-open


The SCBGP assists State departments of agriculture in the 50 States, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands to enhance
the competitiveness of specialty crops by—
(1) leveraging efforts to market and promote specialty crops;
(2) assisting producers with research and development relevant to specialty crops;
(3) expanding availability and access to specialty crops; and
(4) addressing local, regional, and national challenges confronting specialty crop producers

Who Can Apply

Only state departments of agriculture may apply for funding to AMS.; If you are an individual or other non-federal entity interested in applying, applications for specialty crop projects must be submitted to the appropriate state department of agriculture to be considered for funding. To learn how to apply for SCBGP funding in your state, contact your SCBGP state department of agriculture contact. A listing of the most recent state requests for proposals is below

2023 State Requests for Proposals:

AMS encourages applications that benefit smaller farms and ranches, new and beginning farmers and ranchers, underserved producers, veteran producers, and/or underserved communities

Additional Eligibility Requirements


Additional Information

For additional general information, contact:
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service
Grants Division
Phone: 202-260-8702

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