Specialty Crop Block Grant Program-Farm Bill

The summary for the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program-Farm Bill 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.
Specialty Crop Block Grant Program-Farm Bill: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announces the availability of approximately $49 million in grant funds, less USDA administrative costs, to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops. Specialty crops are defined as fruits and vegetables, dried fruit, tree nuts, horticulture and nursery crops (including floriculture). The funds announced under the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program - Farm Bill (SCBGP-FB) are authorized by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Farm Bill). The application process to apply for the SCBGP-FB funds will parallel those currently found in 7 CFR part 1291. State departments of agriculture interested in obtaining grant program funds are invited to submit applications to USDA. State departments of agriculture, meaning agencies, commissions, or departments of a State government responsible for agriculture within the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands are eligible to apply. Please contact your local State department of agriculture if you are not eligible to apply as described above. State departments of agriculture are encouraged to conduct outreach regarding the SCBGP-FB to specialty crop stakeholders, socially disadvantaged, and beginning farmers and conduct a competitive grant proposal process. Applications must be submitted by August 26, 2009.
Federal Grant Title: Specialty Crop Block Grant Program-Farm Bill
Federal Agency Name: Agricultural Marketing Service
Grant Categories: Agriculture
Type of Opportunity: Mandatory
Funding Opportunity Number: AMS-FV-08-0109
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 10.170
Current Application Deadline: Aug 26, 2009
Original Application Deadline: Aug 26, 2009
Posted Date: May 27, 2009
Creation Date: May 27, 2009
Archive Date: Sep 25, 2009
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award:
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards: 56
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Information not provided
Grant Announcement Contact
Trista Etzig Project Manager Phone 202-690-4942

Contact with program questions. [trista.etzig@usda.gov]
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