DOAG: Speciality Crop Block Grant-FB Program

Connecticut Department of Agriculture's
Specialty Crop Block Grant Program
This program is currently closed.  Please check back after February 1, 2016 for information on the 2016 program year.

The Connecticut Department of Agriculture annually solicits 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 annually and must be completed by September 29 within three years of the award.  The maximum award is $75,000.  



Phase One: Concept Proposal - Due March 6, 2015 at 4pm

  2015 Concept Proposal Guidelines (.pdf)

  Concept Proposal Application (fillable word doc)


Phase Two: Full Application - Due April 9, 2015 at 4pm

   2015 Full Application Guidelines (fillable word doc)


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 Connecticut Specialty Crop Block Grant awards: Past Project Awards for Connecticut, 2006-2013   (.pdf, 12pgs)