Specialty Crop Block Grant


The Connecticut Department of Agriculture solicits applications 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. There is no minimum award amount, however projects are capped at $100,000. There is no match requirement.

Application Period: Friday, February 10, 2023 – Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.

View the 2023 Specialty Crop Block Grant Guidance