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 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 $100,000.  There is no match requirement.  

 
 

2019 Program Information

The Connecticut Department of Agriculture is seeking applications for projects that impact and produce measurable outcomes for the specialty crop industry and/or the public. Projects cannot begin until after January 1, 2020, and must be completed by March 1, 2022. The maximum award is $100,000.


Applications are due by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, 2019

 


2019 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Guidance and Forms (.pdf)  

Appendix C, Cover Page (.docx)    

Appendix D, Budget Form (.docx)    

Appendix E, Project Profile Template (.docx)    

Appendix F, Application Check List (.pdf)  



Training Workshop
A training workshop on how to write and submit an application will be held on March 22, 2019 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. at the Connecticut Department of Agriculture, 450 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT. RSVPís are required no later than March 19 to Jaime Smith.





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 jaime.smith@ct.gov.