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The Specialty Crop Block Grant Program funds projects that aim to enhance the production and competitiveness of Specialty Crop industries in Massachusetts.
What is a Specialty Crop?
Find out what qualifies as a Specialty Crop. A full definition and list of Specialty Crops can be found on the USDA – Specialty Crop Website, www.ams.usda.gov/scbgp
Who May Apply?
Request for Response (RFR)
See “downloads” below to download the Request for Response (RFR). This document outlines and explains all details, requirements, and instructions for the SCBGP.
Application Form C
See “downloads” below to download Application Form C. This document is the template you will use to create and submit your application. All applicants must complete and submit the required application Form C.
Download the RFR and Application (Form C) listed below, and follow the outlined template to create an application and follow necessary required criteria. Detailed instructions for application requirements can be found on the RFR.
Four (4) copies of the SCBGP application (Form C) must be received at MDAR’s office (not postmarked) by the required date and time listed on the RFR, and one copy must be emailed to Leah Luong at Leah.Luong@state.ma.us
Must be received or hand delivered by due date on RFR
Attention: Leah Luong
251 Causeway Street, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02114-2151
The suggested dollar value of projects is between $40,000 and $90,000 per project.
Examples of Eligible Projects:
Examples of Ineligible Projects: