DOAG: Speciality Crop Block Grant-FB Program

Specialty Crop Block Grant Program for Connecticut

The Connecticut Department of Agriculture solicits concept proposals on an annual basis for projects that solely enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops.  Specialty crops are defined by the USDA as fruits and vegetables, dried fruit, tree nuts, maple syrup, honey, horticulture, and nursery crops. 

Projects must impact and produce measurable outcomes for the specialty crop industry and/or the public.   The maximum award is $75,000.  This is no match requirement.  


2018 Program Information

Thank you for your interest in our 2018 Program. The following materials are only for the applicants that have been selected and informed they are moving into Phase Two.


Phase Two:   Specialty Crop Block Grant Full Application Guidelines 2018 (.pdf)

                    Appendix C: Cover Page (Word doc)

                    Appendix D: Budget Form (Word doc)

                    Appendix E: Project Profile Template (Word doc)

                    Appendix F: Application Checklist (.pdf)


For more information or specific questions regarding the CT Department of Agriculture's Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, contact Jaime Smith at 860-713-2559 or