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.  

The 2016 program is currently closed. 
The next round of funding will be announced after February 1, 2017.   
Information for the 2016 program can be found below.



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 .

2016 Program Information

Phase One: Concept Proposal 

    Phase One: Application and Guidelines


Phase Two: Full Application

Only for selected concept proposals from Phase One.

   Phase Two Application Guidelines

   Appendix D: Application Cover Page

   Appendix E: Budget Form

   Appendix F: Project Profile Template (Required format)