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. The maximum award is $99,999. There is no match requirement.  

Application Period: Friday, February 4, 2022 – Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. 

View the 2022 Specialty Crop Block Grant Guidance 

3/8/2022: Updated guidance to clarify Outcomes and Indicators for Marketing and Promotion projects per USDA AMS update.