The California Department of Food and Agriculture is accepting proposals for the 2017 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP). The purpose of the SCBGP is to fund projects that solely enhance the competitiveness of California specialty crops and aims to improve the performance of California specialty crops within local, domestic, and international markets.
Award amounts range from $50,000 to $450,000 and the maximum grant duration is two years, six months.
The Final Guidelines and Request for Concept Proposal can be found at the following link: https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/Specialty_Crop_Competitiveness_Grants/.
The USDA Definition of Specialty Crop can be viewed at the following link: https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/media/USDASpecialtyCropDefinition.pdf.
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