Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA)
04/20/21 4:30 PM Receipt
Grants of up to $50,000 to Delaware government agencies, nonprofit organizations, IHEs, producer organizations, and individual producers for projects that improve the specialty crop industry. Focus areas include research, food safety, nutrition education, disease and pest control, and food access to veterans and to underserved communities.
The USDA defines specialty crops as fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops (including floriculture). Through funding provided for under the Farm Bill and managed by USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service, the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program funds projects that solely enhance the competitiveness of Delaware’s specialty crop industry.
Projects should benefit the specialty crop industry as a whole and be able to provide a positive impact with measurable outcomes. The Delaware Department of Agriculture looks for grant projects that solely increase the competitiveness of Delaware grown specialty crops in regards to the following priorities specified by the USDA:
Please visit https://www.ams.usda.gov/services/grants/scbgp/specialty-crop for a comprehensive list of eligible specialty crops and ineligible commodities under the SCBGP.
Examples of Acceptable Projects
GrantWatch ID#: 181028
Competitive grants will be awarded for projects between $5,000 and $50,000.
Projects must be completed by July 31, 2024. No extensions will be permitted.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For more information or to apply for this grant, please contact Ese Jessa at the Delaware Department of Agriculture at (302) 698-4592 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mail proposal to:
Specialty Crop Block Grant Program
Delaware Department of Agriculture
2320 South DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
Email the electronic version of the proposal to: JoAnn.Walston@delaware.gov.
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