2015 Specialty Crop Multi-State Program

The summary for the 2015 Specialty Crop Multi-State Program grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Agricultural Marketing Service, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
2015 Specialty Crop Multi-State Program: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announces the availability of approximately $3 million in competitive grant funds to solely enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops through collaborative, multi-state projects that address the following regional or national level specialty crop issues: food safety; plant pests and disease; research; crop-specific common issues; and marketing and promotion. Specialty crops are defined as fruits and vegetables, dried fruit, tree nuts, horticulture and nursery crops, including floriculture.
States are encouraged to submit projects that bring together multi-state teams of partners to research and develop solutions to practical problems that cross state boundaries and address the needs of specialty crop growers. Applications are due January 14, 2016.
Federal Grant Title: 2015 Specialty Crop Multi-State Program
Federal Agency Name: Agricultural Marketing Service
Grant Categories: Agriculture
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-AMS-SCMP-2015
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 10.170
CFDA Descriptions: Specialty Crop Block Grant Program - Farm Bill
Current Application Deadline: Jan 14, 2016
Original Application Deadline: Jan 14, 2016
Posted Date: Sep 7, 2015
Creation Date: Sep 7, 2015
Archive Date: Feb 13, 2016
Total Program Funding: $3,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $1,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $250,000
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments
Link to Full Grant Announcement
SCMP website - how to apply and link to RFA
Grant Announcement Contact
Janise Zygmont Phone 202-720-5024
Program Manager email address

Agricultural Marketing Service 202-720-5024
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