Specialty Crop Block Grant


The application for Specialty Crop Block Grant is open from Friday, January 19, 2024 to Monday, March 4, 2024 at 4:00 PM.

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.

A webinar was held on February 23, 2024 regarding the program. View the resources below.

Webinar Slide Deck
View Webinar Recording