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.
2020 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, 2021, and must be completed by March 1, 2023. The maximum award is $75,000.
Applications are due by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, 2020