Michigan Specialty Crop Block Grants


The MDARD 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

MDARD is seeking SCBG Public Comment until December 11, 2020. Comments regarding the 2021 SCBG priorities must be emailed to mda-grants@michigan.gov. 
2019 Specialty Crop Block Grant Allowable/Unallowable Costs


Release Request for Proposals

January 6, 2021

Proposals Due

February 25, 2021 @ 3pm EST


JEC Meeting April 2021

MDARD Submits State Plan to USDA

May 2021

USDA Reviews State Plan

June/July 2021


USDA State Plan Approval and Sign Agreement with USDA

September 2021

Grant Agreement Signed with Sub Awardees

October/November 2021


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)


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