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Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

The purpose of the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) is to solely enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops.

The Specialty Crops Competitiveness Act of 2004 authorizes the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to make grants available to provide assistance for specialty crops. The Specialty Crop Block Grant Program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture and authorized by the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the Farm Bill). These grants are to be utilized by state departments of agriculture solely to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops.

The FY2020 Request for Proposals is available to use as a reference. The completed application packets must be received by 5:00 p.m. (CST) on April 6, 2020.

2020 Application Template (Word Document).

Susan Head
Susan@mdac.ms.gov

P.O. Box 1609
Jackson, MS 39215

Telephone: 601.359.1196
Fax: 601.354.6001


Additional Information

» Definition of Specialty Crops
» Eligibility Requirements
» Application Process
» Previously Funded Projects
» Frequently Asked Questions