October 3, 2023

CDFA is Now Accepting Proposals for 2023 Specialty Crop Multi-State Program

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is now accepting proposals for their Specialty Crop Multi-State Program for 2023.

The grant award amount will range from $250,000 to $1 million per project. According to the CDFA, projects that qualify are ones that are “collaborative, multi-state projects that address regional or national level specialty crop issues, including food safety, plant pests and disease, research, crop-specific projects addressing common issues, and marketing and promotion. Specialty crops include fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops (including floriculture).” Projects may last up to three years.

All proposals must be submitted before 1:59 p.m. PT on December 22, 2023 electronically to [email protected].

For more information, visit the CDFA resource page here.