Connecticut Department of Agriculture's Specialty Crop Block Grant - FB Program
The Connecticut Department of Agriculture is 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, 2014 and must be completed by September 29, 2016. The maximum award is $75,000.
2013 Block Grant Application Information:
Please note the 2013 program year is a two phase process.
PHASE ONE: Concept Proposal **Complete**
Congratulations to the follow applicants who are asked to submit a full application:
UConn College of Ag and Natural Resources, Dept of Ag Resource Economics
CT Agricultural Experiment Station
CT Department of Corrections
UConn College of Ag and Natural Resources, Dept of Plant Science
New England Apple Assoc
CT Apple Marketing Board
CT Farm Energy Program/Eastern CT RC&D
PHASE TWO: Full Application
Select applicants (see above) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .