DOAG: Speciality Crop Block Grant-FB Program

Connecticut Department of Agriculture's
Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

The Connecticut Department of Agriculture is soliciting concept proposals 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, 2017 and must be completed by September 29, 2019.  The maximum award is $75,000.  



Phase One: Concept Proposal - Due April 6, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.


Phase Two: Full Application - Due May 9, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. 

Only for select individuals from Phase One.

    Phase Two Application Guidelines

   Appendix D: Application Cover Page

   Appendix E: Budget Form

   Appendix F: Project Profile Template (Required format)


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)