Michigan Specialty Crop Block Grants


The MDARD Specialty Crop Block Grant Program awards funds to projects to enhance the competitiveness of Michigan specialty crops, which include fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops (including floriculture). 

Grant Documents- 2019/2020 Grant Cycle - Closed

2019 Specialty Crop Block Grant Overview

2019 Specialty Crop Block Grant Allowable/Unallowable Costs


Release Request for Proposals

January 10, 2019

Proposals Due

February 27, 2019 @ 3pm EST


JEC Meeting April 2019

MDARD Submits State Plan to USDA

May 2019

USDA Reviews State Plan

June/July 2019


USDA State Plan Approval and Sign Agreement with USDA

September 2019

Grant Agreement Signed with Sub Awardees

October/November 2019


2018 Specialty Crop Block Grant Report (PDF)

2017 Specialty Crop Block Grant Report (PDF)

2016 Specialty Crop Block Grant Report (PDF)

2015 Specialty Crop Block Grant Report (PDF)

2014 Specialty Crop Block Grant Report (PDF)

2013 Specialty Crop Block Grant Report (PDF)


For more information about this funding opportunity, please contact Heather Throne, Grant and Commodity Program Manager, Agriculture Development Division, 517-712-0841.