March 9, 2016

2016 Arizona Specialty Crop Block Grant Now Being Accepted

The Arizona Department of Agriculture (ADA) announced this week that the 2016 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program – Farm Bill grant manual is now available and applications are now being accepted. The sole purpose of the Specialty Block Grant Program is to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops in Arizona. The department projects that $840,000 will be made available to in this funding cycle with distribution of monies expected to occur in late 2016.

Interested parties must submit their applications online and must do so before 11:59:59 (MST) Monday, April 18, 2016. There will be two webinar workshops held on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. See page 12 of the manual or the website above for more details.

Click here for general information on the Specialty Crop Block Grant process

View the 2016 Manual

For more information or to be added to the grant program mailing list, contact Lisa A. James, grant program manager at (602) 542-3262 or Ashley Estes grant program specialist at (602) 542-0972