SPECIALTY CROP BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM REQUEST FOR CONCEPT PROPOSALS
ORGANIZATION NAME; California Department of Food and Agriculture
AGENCY OR GRANT #4052
Purpose: The California Department of Food and Agriculture's (CDFA) Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) funds projects that enhance the competitiveness of California specialty crops. The SCBGP is designed to support all sectors of California's specialty crop industry and improve the performance of California specialty crops within local, domestic, national, and international markets.
Description: Funding and Duration Grant amounts range from $50,000 to $450,000. The maximum grant duration is two (2) years, six (6) months, and grant funds cannot be expended before November 1, 2021, or after April 30, 2024. Additional Assistance for Historically Underrepresented Organizations Program projects will range from $25,000 to $100,000 and may last up to two years. CDFA reserves the right to offer an award amount less than the amount requested.
Separate of the competitive process, CDFA may award up to $3 million for proposals that address urgent or critical issues affecting California specialty crop agriculture, including prioritizing projects that address impacts of COVID-19 on California’s specialty crop industry.
AVAILABLE FUNDING; $22,000,000.00
MAXIMUM AWARD AMOUNT; $450,000.00
APPLICATION DEADLINE; 11/06/2020