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.  


2017 Program Information

Phase One: Concept Proposal 

   Phase One: Guidance and Application (pdf)

   Phase One: Application in MS Word


Phase Two: Full Application

Only for selected concept proposals from Phase One.



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 .