The 2013 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program – Farm Bill manual is now available and applications are now being accepted in Arizona. To view the manual, please go to: http://www.azda.gov/ACT/grantfunds.aspx
This year’s grant application deadline is Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 5:00 PM.
The purpose of this program is solely to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops in Arizona. The Arizona Department of Agriculture anticipates that these grant monies will be available to successful applicants by late 2013. Although USDA-AMS has not officially released SCBGP‐FB funds to the states, ADA projects that approximately $1,000,000 will eventually be available to be distributed in the fiscal year 2013 funding cycle.
There will be two webinar workshops held on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. See page 24 of the manual for more details.
For more information contact WG’s Arizona Government Affairs Manager AnnaMarie Knorr at 602-451-0658.
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