Specialty Crop Block Grant Program – Farm Bill

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Funding Opportunity ID: 325197
Opportunity Number: USDA-AMS-TM-SCBGP-G-20-0003
Opportunity Title: Specialty Crop Block Grant Program – Farm Bill
Opportunity Category: Mandatory
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Agriculture
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 10.170
Eligible Applicants: State governments
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code: USDA-AMS
Agency Name: Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Marketing Service
Posted Date: Mar 09, 2020
Close Date: May 27, 2020
Last Updated Date: Mar 09, 2020
Award Ceiling: $0
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $72,400,000
Expected Number of Awards: 56
Description: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announces the availability of approximately $72.4 million in grant funds, less AMS administrative costs, to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops. Specialty crops are defined as fruits and vegetables, dried fruit, tree nuts, horticulture and nursery crops (including floriculture). State departments of agriculture interested in obtaining grant program funds are invited to submit applications to AMS. State departments of agriculture, meaning agencies, commissions, or departments of a State government responsible for agriculture within the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands are eligible to apply. Please contact your local State department of agriculture if you are not eligible to apply. State departments of agriculture are encouraged to conduct outreach regarding the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program – Farm Bill to specialty crop stakeholders, socially disadvantaged, and beginning farmers and conduct a competitive grant proposal process. State department of agriculture contacts and state requests for proposals can be found at www.ams.usda.gov/scbgp. Applications from State departments of agriculture must be submitted by May 27, 2020.
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