Michigan Specialty Crop Block Grants

Overview

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- 2018 Grant Cycle Closed

2018 Specialty Crop Block Grant Overview

Proposal

Release Request for Proposals

January 3, 2018

Proposals Due

February 15, 2018

JEC

JEC Meeting

March 22, 2018

MDARD Submits State Plan to USDA

May 2018

USDA Reviews State Plan

July/August 2018

Award

USDA State Plan Approval and Sign Agreement with USDA

September 2018

Grant Agreement Signed with Sub Awardees

October/November 2018

 

Reports

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 Reports (PDF)

2013 Specialty Crop Block Grant Reports (PDF)

2012 Specialty Crop Block Grant Reports (PDF)

2011 Specialty Crop Block Grant Reports (PDF)

2009 Specialty Crop Block Grant Reports (PDF)

Questions

For more information about this funding opportunity, please contact Heather Throne, Outreach Specialist, Agriculture Development Division, 517-712-0841.