DOAG: Speciality Crop Block Grant-FB Program

Connecticut Department of Agriculture's Specialty Crop Block Grant - FB Program

The Connecticut Department of Agriculture is now requesting concept proposal 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.   Submitted projects cannot begin until after January 1, 2015 and must be completed by September 29, 2017.  The maximum award is $75,000.  



2014 Block Grant Application Information


  PHASE ONE: Concept Proposal (due April 15, 2014)  

Concept Paper Application (.doc format)

 PHASE TWO:  Full Application
Select applicants to phase one will be contacted individually and asked to submit a full project proposal.
For more information or specific questions regarding the CT Department of Agriculture's Specialty Crop Block Grant-FB Program, contact Jaime Smith at 860-713-2559 or .
Information on past CT Specialty Crop Block Grant awards: Past Project Awards for Connecticut, 2006-2013   (.pdf, 12pgs)