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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 Program Status

The 2022 Grant Cycle Request for Proposals is open until February 24, 2022.

Grant Request for Proposal Package

2022 Specialty Crop Block Grant Overview

2022 Specialty Crop Block Grant Application

Specialty Crop Block Grant Allowable/Unallowable Costs

Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Eligible Commodities

Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Resources

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 4, 2022

Informational Webinar

Join the webinar at the following link - 
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83814612818

January 6, 2022 at 10am EST

Proposals Due

February 24, 2022 @ 3pm EST

JEC

JEC Meeting April 2022

MDARD Submits State Plan to USDA

May 2022

USDA Reviews State Plan

June/July 2022

Award

USDA State Plan Approval and Sign Agreement with USDA

September 2022

Grant Agreement Signed with Sub Awardees

October/November 2022

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.