Specialty Crop Block Grants

Overview

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Specialty Crop Block Grant (SCBG) 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- 2020/2021 Grant Cycle - CLOSED

2021 Specialty Crop Block Grant Overview

Specialty Crop Block Grant Allowable/Unallowable Costs

Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Brochure - English

Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Brochure - Spanish

Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Brochure - Arabic

Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Brochure - Mandarin

Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Eligible Commodities

Proposal

Release Request for Proposals

January 7, 2021

Proposals Due

February 25, 2021 @ 3pm EST

CLOSED until 2022 round

JEC

JEC Meeting April 2021

MDARD Submits State Plan to USDA

May 2021

USDA Reviews State Plan

June/July 2021

Award

USDA State Plan Approval and Sign Agreement with USDA

September 2021

Grant Agreement Signed with Sub Awardees

October/November 2021

Reports

2020 Specialty Crop Block Grant Recipients (PDF)

2019 Specialty Crop Block Grant Recipients (PDF)

2018 Specialty Crop Block Grant Recipients (PDF)

2017 Specialty Crop Block Grant Recipients (PDF)

2016 Specialty Crop Block Grant Recipients (PDF)

Questions

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