Eligible applicants interested in requesting funds through the SCBGP must submit a completed application to MDAC during the time that applications are being accepted. Application guidelines are included in the Request for Proposals (RFP). The FY2024 Request for Proposals (PDF) is available to use as a reference.
To assist with the application process, the FY2024 SCBGP Word template (DOCX) is available.
Grant applications are reviewed by an Advisory Committee consisting of experts involved in the specialty crop industry. Applications are evaluated based on the merit of the submitted proposal narrative and the criteria outlined in RFP. Applicants are notified as to whether proposals will be submitted to USDA for potential funding.
2023 Application Schedule
|March 20, 2024
|Deadline to submit applications to MDAC
|March – April 2024
|Advisory Committee reviews applications
|MDAC submits State Plan to USDA
|FY2024 Grant period begins