August 15, 2023

CDFA Now Accepting Proposals for 2024 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is accepting proposals for the 2024 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP), with a submission deadline of Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023, at 5 p.m. PT.

The SCBGP funds projects that enhance the competitiveness of California specialty crops. Grant amounts for the program range from $100,000 to $500,000 per project, and the maximum grant duration is two years and eight months. Non-profit and for-profit organizations; local, state, federal and tribal government entities; and public or private colleges and universities are eligible to apply.

There will be a series of webinar workshops to provide an overview of the program and proposal questions, as well as a demo for the AmpliFund application system. Applicants are required to register online with Amplifund and submit their proposals electronically through the same platform.

For more information on the program, webinars, requirements and to download an application, visit Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.